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Deputy Secretary Burns and Senior US Officials visit President Mills

January 26, 2012
men visiting each other (Photo Credit: January 26, 2012 , Office of the President, Ghana)

Deputy Secretary Burns visits President John A. Mills

President John Atta Mills received the U.S. delegation lead by Deputy Secretary of State William Burns to discuss matters of mutual importance.   Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson, United States Special Envoy for Sudan Ambassador Princeton Lyman, Grant Harris, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the White House and Ambassador Donald G. Teitelbaum joined the meeting with senior Ghanaian counterparts.

Deputy Secretary Burns recognized Ghana for setting high standards in terms of democratic governance, economic growth, and international peacekeeping efforts.  He noted that “we, like all Ghanaians, look forward to another peaceful and transparent election at the end of the year.”

The United States is also proud to be able to continue to contribute to Ghana’s economic development through an innovative new program, Partnership for Growth, in which all the different resources of the U.S.  government may be tapped to support Ghana’s development efforts.  Ghana is one of only four pilot countries in the world with whom we are launching this program.

President Mills noted that Ghanaians value the friendship with the United States.  “You’ve been one of our greatest benefactors in all areas of our national lives and for this we are really grateful.”  Highlighting the benefits of the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s First Compact and welcoming the opportunity for a second, President Mills stated, “Our duty as a government is to make the investment climate more active, more rewarding, and in fact more accommodating.”

Both the United States and Ghana look forward to full cooperation and partnership as we move our two countries forward.

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Deputy Secretary of State William Burns makes remarks in Entebbe, Uganda, on U.S.-Uganda relations.

Remarks by State’s Burns, Ghana President Mills in Accra 
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Ghana President John Atta Mills make remarks to reporters in Accra, Ghana, on the U.S.-Ghana relationship.