United States House of Congress Speaker, Nancy Pelosi and her delegation have arrived in Ghana to mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans landing in America.
They were received at the Kotoka International Airport by Prof Ocquaye, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, Ghana’s Ambassador to the U.S., Dr Baffour Adjei-Bawuah and some Members of Parliament.
Pelosi made the trip with 12 members of the Congressional Black Caucus and will meet with President Nana Akufo-Addo, Speaker Mike Oquaye and other senior government officials.
A statement from her office prior to touching down in Ghana said the delegation will pay respects at Cape Coast and Elmina Castles and the “Door of No Return,” to observe the 400th Anniversary of the First Enslaved Africans Landing in America.
“As we face evolving global security challenges, our delegation will thank our men and women in uniform and receive briefings from U.S. military leaders at U.S. Army Africa headquarters,” Speaker Pelosi said.
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