Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States, was greeted with cheers from schoolchildren, dancers, and drummers upon her arrival at Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport on Sunday, marking the start of her week-long tour of Africa.
The aim of her visit is to strengthen U.S. relationships with the continent in the face of global competition over its future.
Harris expressed her enthusiasm for the trip, stating that it further solidifies the enduring relationship and friendship between the people of the United States and Africa.
She was welcomed with Ghanaian and American flags and a display of traditional dancing, to which she responded by smiling broadly and placing a hand on her heart.
During her visit, Harris plans to promote economic growth and food security, and to witness firsthand the innovation and creativity taking place on the continent.
“What an honour it is to be here in Ghana and on the continent of Africa,” she said. “I’m very excited about the future of Africa.”
She was in the company of her husband Douglas Emhoff and other officials of the US government.