Ghana’s Ambassador to the US visits Speaker Pelosi ahead of historical trip to Ghana

July 27, 2019 at 12:54 pm | News

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July 27, 2019 at 12:54 pm | News

Ghana’s Ambassador to the U.S. visits Speaker Pelosi ahead of historical trip to Ghana

Ahead of the historical trip to Ghana, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, met with Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, at her office in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

The speaker extended an invitation to Ghana’s Ambassador to review key matters regarding the up-coming trip.

In his remarks, Ambassador Adjei-Barwuah touched on Ghana’s existing relationship with the United States, and the need to enhance the friendship between the two countries.

Ghana’s Ambassador to the U.S. visits Speaker Nancy Pelosi

“Ghana is very excited about this trip, and for us, it’s a call to open a new page to ensure a better relationship.”

On her part, Speaker Pelosi expressed her deepest gratitude to the President and the people of Ghana for commemorating 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia.

The Speaker extended an invitation to Ghana’s Ambassador to review key matters regarding the upcoming trip to Ghana

“We go on many trips, but nothing compares to this one. We feel a special connection because of our history. The historical nature of commemorating 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans makes this trip special. Truly, this trip strikes to the heart” the Speaker said.

Speaker Pelosi expressed her deepest gratitude to the President and the people of Ghana for commemorating 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia

The visit will include a tour of some of Ghana’s historic slave trading ports including Elmina and Cape Coast Dungeons, the Slave Heritage site at Assin Manso which houses the remains of slave ancestors brought down from the United States including a former U.S. Naval officer, Samuel Carson among others.

Ghana’s Ambassador to the U.S. visits Speaker Pelosi ahead of historical trip to Ghana

A forty-member delegation will accompany the Speaker on this trip including members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

The Ambassador was accompanied by Joseph Ngminebayihi, Head of Consular Department, Kofi Tonto, Head of Information & Public Affairs and Bernard Acquah, First Secretary/Political Affairs.

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