United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
August 6, 2022
Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Acting Spokesperson Melissa Quartell:
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, met today with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra, Ghana.
Ambassador Thomas Greenfield thanked President Akufo-Addo for Ghana’s leadership on the international stage during its Presidency of the Economic Community of West African States and for Ghana’s partnership in the UN Security Council. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield conveyed the United States’ desire to work collaboratively with Ghana to advance our shared economic, security, and environmental interests in West Africa and the Atlantic Basin.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and President Akufo-Addo discussed the importance of ensuring the safety and security of UN peacekeepers deployed to missions across Africa, and Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield expressed appreciation for Ghana’s role in contributing and training peacekeepers.