Deputy US Secretary of State to visit Ghana on bilateral relations

Bill Burns - US deputy Secretary of State

US Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns will lead a high-level United States Government delegation to visit Ghana, officials at the US State Department say January 24, 2012.

The delegation which is on a five-day African trip starting from January 26-30 will also travel to Ethiopia, Uganda, and South Sudan.

“In Ghana, Deputy Secretary Burns is scheduled to meet with President Mills to reinforce the U.S. commitment to building strong ties with one of Africa’s leading democracies,” the Department said in a statement.

“The visit will highlight the United States’ continued commitment to presidential initiatives such as the Partnership for Growth and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Deputy Secretary Burns will also meet with alumni of U.S. exchange programs,” it added.

Officials at the US Embassy in Accra tell that the delegation will touch down in Ghana today January 26, 2012.

The delegation will also attend the 18th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

By Ekow Quandzie

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