Your exceptional leadership in West Africa is appreciated by the US – US Ambassador to UN tells Akufo-Addo

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the United States ambassador to the UN, has praised Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, for his outstanding contribution to the stability and security of the West African region as well as Ghana’s position on the UN Security Council.

The US Ambassador to the UN conveyed the gratitude of the United States of America to President Akufo-Addo for his valiant efforts in promoting peace during a meeting with him at Jubilee House on Saturday, August 6, 2022.

“I have come to express our gratitude to Ghana for your leadership here in the Region, but also for your leadership in the Security Council and the close collaboration that we have been able to forge with your permanent representative in the peace and security challenges that we face every day in the Security Council”

She also praised Ghana’s solid relationship with the United States over the years, stating that “Ghana has been a stalwart and steadfast partner to the United States, and we very much appreciated the opportunity to work with you.”

She also expressed the support of the US to President Akufo-Addo in tackling security-related issues in West Africa as Chairman of ECOWAS.

“We also want to express to you our strong support for your efforts in dealing with the situation here in the region as President of ECOWAS, the very tough, sometimes decisions that you have had to make to deal with situations in the region, particularly as it relates to Mali”

On the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Linda Thomas-Greenfield had this to say.

“Mr. President, on Ukraine, as you know and you’ve heard, the President, as well as the Secretary of State and myself are deeply concerned by the growing crisis caused by the war in Ukraine. We believe it’s a war of choice that was made by (President) Putin, his disproportionate actions in terms of attacks on civilian infrastructure, and this war has had a very significant impact on the continent of Africa, including Ghana,” she said

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