Kamala Harris arrives in Ghana Sunday for three-day working visit

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Kamala Harris, the United States’ first female Vice President, will visit Ghana on Sunday, March 26, 2023, for a three-day working visit aimed at strengthening US partnerships throughout Africa and advancing shared efforts on security and economic prosperity.

Her trip is in line with the Biden Administration’s outreach to African countries.

Senior Administration Officials have indicated that Harris’ first engagement would be on Monday with a bilateral meeting with Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa .

On Tuesday, March 28, she is scheduled to deliver a major speech to an audience of young people, visit Cape Coast Castle, and speak about the brutality of slavery and the African .

In Accra on Wednesday, Harris will meet with women entrepreneurs and discuss the economic empowerment of women, during which she is expected to announce a “series of continent-wide, public and private sector investments to help close the digital gender divide and to empower women economically more broadly”.

In her discussions with leaders, students and business owners, Harris intends to talk about issues related to democracy, technology, economic growth, food security, and Russia’s war in Ukraine, according to the US State Department.

On Wednesday afternoon, Harris will leave Ghana for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and on Thursday, she will meet with President Samia Suluhu Hassan.

On Friday, March 31, Harris will depart Tanzania for Lusaka, Zambia, where she will meet with President Hakainde Hichilema before arriving back in Washington on April 2.

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The Vice President’s trip is the latest show of support from the Administration amid President Joe Biden’s push to engage closer with the African continent.

At the U.S.-Africa summit in Washington last year, Biden said the United States was “all in on Africa and all in with Africa”, adding that the continent “belongs at the table in every room” where global challenges were being discussed.

Biden announced then that he was “eager” to visit the continent himself.









SOURCE: ghstandard.com

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