U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris arrived in Ghana on Sunday to begin her Africa tour which will see her visit countries like Tanzania and Zambia.
She was received by Ghana’s Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia amid traditional music and cheers from the public.
Kamala was greeted by schoolchildren, dancers and drummers as she arrived Sunday in Ghana for the start of a weeklong visit to Africa intended to deepen American relationships amid global competition over the continent’s future.
“We are looking forward to this trip as a further statement of the long and enduring very important relationship and friendship between the people of the United States and those who live on this continent,” Harris said.
The children cheered and waved Ghanaian and American flags as she stepped off her plane after an overnight flight. She smiled broadly and placed a hand on her heart as she passed by the dancers.
US Vice President, Kamala Harris is expected to meet President Akufo Addo on Monday for diplomatic talks ahead of her formal address tomorrow.The economic and security challenges will likely be discussed amid joint news conference.
Her husband, Doug Emhoff, is accompanying her on the trip.
Before leaving for Tanzania on Wednesday, Harris will give a speech and visit Cape Coast Castle where enslaved Africans were once loaded on ships bound for the Americas, later Tuesday.
Her visit forms part of plans to reinforce partnership between the United States of America and Ghana.