U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh traveled to Accra this week to meet with Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and to discuss President Biden’s Build Back Better World initiative with infrastructure stakeholders, including companies working in Ghana.
This visit by the American official is part of his trip to West Africa, and Ghana was his first destination before his departure on Friday for a 48-hour stay in Dakar, Senegal.
The official’s visit to Akufo-Addo’s country follows his participation in COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, where Joe Biden reiterated the United States’ commitment to tackle the climate crisis while mobilizing investment capital to build infrastructure that promotes sustainable economic recovery.
“Ghana is our first stop in Africa after COP26 to meet with partners about President Biden’s Build Back Better World initiative. We will work together to support high-quality, sustainable improvements to address the demand of countries with major infrastructure needs,” said Deputy National Security Adviser Singh.
The latter’s meeting with the Ghanaian Vice President is a continuation of the close bilateral engagement between Accra and Washington.
In September, the US Vice President Harris met with the President Nana Akufo-Addo at the White House before the recent visit of Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Molly Phee to Ghana.