US commends Ghana for promoting democracy

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The US Embassy in Ghana has commended Ghana for its commitment to promoting democratic values, economic development and rule of law.

A press statement issued by the US Embassy also said: “On behalf of the people of the United States, the Embassy of the United States of America wishes to congratulate the government and people of Ghana on the occasion of its 58th independence day.”

It recalled that the US established diplomatic relations with Ghana in 1957 when Ghana gained independence on March, 6, 1957 under the leadership of the then Prime Minister, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

The statement said the “partnership between the two countries is strong” because both countries share a commitment to democratic values, the rule of law, and economic development.

It said Ghana and the US continue to strengthen partnership in many areas, indicating that “the militaries of our two countries have cooperated in numerous joint training exercises through the U.S.-Africa Command and are working to jointly address maritime and other regional security issues”.

“Through the Young African Leaders, Power Africa, Feed the Future and Partnership for Growth initiatives, the U.S. is pleased to work side by side with Ghana to broaden and deepen our longstanding friendship,” the statement said..

It noted that “the US has enjoyed good relations with Ghana at a non-official, people-to-people level since Ghana’s independence. Thousands of Ghanaians have been educated in the United States, and vice versa. Close relations are maintained between educational and scientific institutions, and cultural links are strong. Together, we are translating those shared values into action.”

The US Embassy wishes all Ghanaians a joyful, and festive celebration and “the US looks forward to building upon our strong partnership in the years to come, tjhe statement added­­.”

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