The President-elect of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has said he looks forward to working with Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, in addressing the common problems facing Americans and Ghanaians.
In a letter addressed to the Ghanaian leader, Mr Biden said: “Dear President Akufo-Addo, thank you for your kind words and well wishes”.
“I’m sorry that we’ve not yet had the opportunity to connect by phone”.
“It is my great honour to have been elected the next President of the United States, and I understand just how much work lies ahead of us”.
“Vice President-elect Harris and I will take office at a time of great global challenges – from the coronavirus to climate change – that transcend borders and require international cooperation”.
“We look forward to working with you and your government in addressing the common problems facing our countries and peoples”.
“Thank you again President Akufo-Addo.
“I look forward to future dialogue.”
Nana Akufo-Addo first congratulated Mr Biden following his victory in the US Presidential elections in November 2020.
In a statement, President Akufo-Addo said: “On behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, I extend my warmest congratulations to the President-Elect of the United States of America, Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr, on his decisive victory in the elections of 3rd November 2020. I also congratulate Senator Kamala Harris on becoming the first woman Vice President-Elect of the United States.
“It is my sincere hope that President-Elect Biden’s tenure of office will be marked by the delivery of unity, security, progress and prosperity to all Americans.
“I am hopeful that, over the course of his presidency, relations between Ghana and the United States of America will continue to grow from strength to strength, relations which have, over the years, been based on a shared agenda of freedom, development, progress and prosperity. Warm congratulations, once again, to President-Elect Joe Biden, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, and the people of the United States of America”.