Friday, September 29, 2023

US Vice President Kamala Harris meets President of Ghana

Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States, met this Monday with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo during the first leg of her tour that will take her through three countries in Africa.

The two leaders were expected to discuss a wide range of topics, including economic and regional stability, and later speak to reporters.

The Vice President is also scheduled to visit Vibrate Space, a community recording studio for young artists in Accra on Monday.

Actors Idris Elba and Sherrill Lee Ralphs will join Harris on his tour of the facility, where he will meet musicians and artists.

Later, President Akufo-Addo and First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo will host a state banquet for Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, where about 300 guests are expected, including members of the African diaspora in the US .

On Tuesday, the vice president will speak at Cape Coast Castle, from where African slaves were shipped to America.

Before leaving for Tanzania, Harris will meet women entrepreneurs on Wednesday, while her husband visits a chocolate factory set up by the two sisters.

Harris arrived in Ghana on Sunday, where she was greeted enthusiastically by school children, dancers and drummers who waved the Ghanaian and American flags as she disembarked after an overnight flight.

Harris’ trip to Africa is part of an effort by the Biden administration to counter China’s influence on the continent and encourage American businesses to invest more in African countries.

The Vice President is the fifth high-ranking US official to visit Africa this year, after Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Ambassador to the United Nations; Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; First Lady Jill Biden, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Harris’ tour will last for a week and after Tanzania he will go to Zambia.

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