Thursday, March 8, 2012


March 8 2012-Washington DC. Ghana's President John Evans Atta Mills was in the Oval Office for a bilateral meeting with the United States President,Barack Obama.

The two leaders used the opportunity to discuss objectives in advancing development as well as the economic ties between the two countries.They also discussed cooperation on a host of bilateral,regional and multilateral issues and deepening of bilateral partnership.
Ghana's delegation to the Oval Office  included:

The Foreign Minister Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni
The Secretary to the President James Bebaako-Mensah
The Minister of Finance Kwabena Dufuor
The Trade Minister Hanna Tetteh
The Minister of Energy Dr.Oteng-Adjei
The Deputy Minister of Transport Dzifa Ativor
The Presidential Advisor to the President Dr. Cadman Mills
His Excellency the Ambassador Daniel Ohene Agyekum

President Mills told President Obama that he was honored to be in the White House.He said Ghana and the United States share the same values of democracy and democracy is the only way.
He said "We share the same  values of democracy and democracy is the only way.It goes with development .There cannot be any development without peace.We also have an election this year and we want to make sure there's peace before,during and after"

Mr Mills is expected to meet with US Attorney General,Eric Holder, Secretary of Energy,Dr Steven Chu,Secretary of Transport Ray La Hood and the Administrator of USAID Dr Rajive Shah.

He will also visit the Martin Luther King  memorial and have lunch with senators Chris Coons and Johnny Isakson before returning to Accra-Ghana.

Source :Ekow Mensah-Shalders

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