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[Watch Video] US Vice President Kamala Harris Arrives in Ghana: Her full speech upon arrival

[Watch Video] US Vice President Kamala Harris Arrives in Ghana: Her full speech upon arrival

On March 26, 2023, Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States, arrived in Accra, Ghana, accompanied by her husband and other high-ranking officials in the US government.

They were welcomed at Kotoka International Airport by Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, to the sound of traditional drumming and cheers from local schoolchildren.

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In Ghana, Kamala Harris 'excited about the future of Africa'

In her speech upon arrival, Vice President Harris emphasized her dedication to holding productive discussions aimed at promoting growth and development across various sectors of the African continent.

Her visit to Ghana reflects the United States’ continued commitment to strengthening partnerships with African nations, and to collaborating on a range of issues that are critical to the prosperity and wellbeing of both regions.

Kamala Harris' first remarks as she arrives in Accra for Africa tour

Throughout her trip, Vice President Harris engaged with leaders and stakeholders across a range of fields, from business and education to healthcare and the environment.

She underscored the importance of building bridges and fostering relationships that can help to drive progress, both in Ghana and throughout the continent as a whole.

As the first woman and the first person of African and South Asian descent to hold the office of Vice President in the United States, Harris brings a unique perspective to her work, and a deep personal commitment to advancing equity, justice, and inclusion.

Her visit to Ghana is just one part of a larger effort to promote shared values and forge stronger ties between nations, and to build a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world for all.

Watch her full speech below:

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