On Monday, 15th May, 2023, the Ambassador of the United States of America to Malta, Constance Milstein paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s High Commissioner to Malta, Barbara Benisa, at the Chancery.
The purpose of the visit is to formally introduce herself to Barbara Benisa after presenting her letters of credence to the President of the Republic of Malta, on 29th October, 2022.
After the exchange of pleasantries, Barbara Benisa congratulated her counterpart on her appointment as the Ambassador of the United States of America to Malta and for the successful presentation of her Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of Malta.
Ms. Benisa acknowledged the long-standing relations between Ghana and the United States and noted that the relations had witnessed active engagements and growth over the years and the exchange of high-level visits between the two countries.
She recalled with nostalgia her involvement in the visit of the former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama to Ghana in 2009 and conveyed the appreciation of the Government of Ghana for the immense contribution of the United States of America to Ghana’s socio-economic development.
On her part, Constance Milstein thanked Ms. Benisa for the warm reception and for the camaraderie exhibited by the diplomatic group in Malta. She mentioned that Ghana remains a close partner of the United States of America and indicated her commitment to work with the High Commissioner to further strengthen the relations.
She expressed her readiness to work with the government of Malta, the Diplomatic Corps as well as local Non-Governmental Organizations and advocacy groups to promote among others, issues concerning women and children.
Responding, Barbara Benisa welcomed the proposal and expressed a willingness to work with her counterparts.
She concluded by thanking the Ambassador of the United States, Constance Milstein for calling on her and reiterated her commitment to work with her to further strengthen relations between Ghana and the United States of America.
The meeting subsequently ended with the presentation of a gift by Barbara Benisa, to her American counterpart.
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