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“I’m Very Excited About The Future of Africa” – Kamala Harris Says As She Arrives In Ghana To ‘Deepen Ties’ With Continent

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Kamala Harris has landed at Ghana’s Kotoko International Airport on the first stop of her three-nation African tour.

The vice president has been sent to ‘deepen ties’ with the continent, amid growing competition from the likes of China and Russia, as she attempts to win over their support.

Later in the year, president Joe Biden is set to make his own trip over.

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Harris will start her nine-day trip in Ghana before moving on to Tanzania and Zambia – countries which are all facing times of economic hardship.

It comes shortly after secretary of state Anthony Blinken visited Ethiopia and Niger, and hopes to overshadow Ghanaian finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta’s China visit.President Buhari, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

“So far, very positive and encouraging meetings in China”, he tweeted following his trip, prompting swift action to win the country back over.

“We are looking forward to this trip as a further statement of the long and enduring very important relationship and friendship between the people of the United States and those who live on this continent,” Harris said.

The children cheered and waved Ghanaian and American flags as she stepped off her plane after an overnight flight. She smiled broadly and placed a hand on her heart as she passed by the dancers.

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“What an honor it is to be here in Ghana and on the continent of Africa,” Harris said. “I’m very exited about the future of Africa.” She said she wanted to promote economic growth and food security and welcomed the chance to ”witness firsthand the extraordinary innovation and creativity that is occurring on this continent.”

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