Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, says Washington’s relationship with Africa and with Ghana will continue to be strong under the new Trump Administration.
She says in an interview with the Ghana news Agency (GNA) here that US policy towards Africa enjoyed great support from both Democrats and Republicans and will remain so under a Trump administration.
Responding to concerns of a potential change in US policy towards Africa under the incoming Trump administration, Thomas-Greenfield, who is here to attend the inauguration of President Nana Akufo-Addo here Sunday, said there is unlikely to be change in the policy toward Africa.
We have a had a strong bi-partisan support for Africa and for Ghana, Our relationships have not been developed because of a particular party, she said, adding that the relationship had remained strong through the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations and was expected to grow and get stronger under the new administration.
She also reiterated the support of the bipartisan Congress in the US and its support for and the policies pursued so far.
As for Ghana, she said the US had a strong bilateral relationship with Ghana regardless of the party in power, having worked with the Kuffour, Mills and Mahama administrations over the years.
I know the relationship is going to be extended with Ghana’s new president, and we look forward to having a positive, strong bilateral relationship with him, she said.
Thomas-Greenfield also said Ghana should recognize and honour the extraordinary work of the COUNTRY’S Electoral Commissioner,Charlotte Osei. She added that although the Commissioner had come under serious pressure during the electoral process, she had remained strong and ensured a successful and transparent election.
Thomas-Greenfield, who led a team of election observers to Ghana during the elections, commended Osei for fortitude under pressure.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK