Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has assured of the Akufo-Addo government’s commitment to deepening cooperation with the United States of America in furtherance of international diplomacy and national development.
The Vice President made the pledge when he received a delegation of US Senators and Congressmen at the Presidency on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
Led by Senator Jim Inhofe (Rep-Oklahoma.), the delegation is in the country to learn, at first-hand, the challenges facing the new government, so as to enable them make informed decisions about Ghana when they return.
The delegation includes Senator Marion Michael Rounds (South Dakota), Congressmen Vern Buchanan (Florida’s 16th District), Randy Hultgren (Illinois’ 14th District), Steve Pierce (New Mexico), and Tim Walberg (South-Central Michigan)
Addressing the press, Vice President Bawumia underscored the need for greater cooperation amongst the nations of the world, in the face of growing threats from a variety of sources across the globe, emphasizing that good neighbourliness and co-operation were essential to a stable and peaceful society.
Amongst others, Ghana is seeking greater engagement in the areas of economic development, counter terrorism and cyber security with the United States, the Vice President stated.
Private enterprise development, protecting the public purse and ensuring freedom of the press would continue to receive priority attention from government, he added.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, shortly before a closed door meeting with the Vice President and other government officials, Senator Marion Michael Rounds (Rep, South Dakota), commended Ghana for the smooth transition of power from one government to another in the last election, saying it was a sure sign of the country’s democratic credentials.
Hon Ken Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister; Hon Dominic Nitiwul, Defence Minister; and Hon Ambrose Dery, Interior Minister were also present at the meeting.