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Ghana: US greets Ghana on 57th independence anniversary

Washington, DC, US - The US has congratulated the Republic of Ghana on the occasion of its 57th independence anniversary being observed Thursday.

'On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Ghana as you celebrate 57 years of independence on March 6,' US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement obtained by PANA here.

Kerry said the partnership between his country and Ghana is strong.

'Our partnership is strong because we share a commitment to democratic values, the rule of law, and economic development. Together, we are translating those shared values into action.

'Through President Obama’s Young African Leaders, Power Africa, and Partnership for Growth initiatives, the United States is advancing Ghana’s millennium development goals. We are improving global security through our support for peacekeeping operations. We are also working together closely on human rights, trade and maritime security,' he said.

The Secretary of State wishes all Ghanaians a healthy, joyful, and festive celebration, and looks forward to 'building on our strong partnership in the years to come'.

Pana 07/08/2014