We Salute Ghana For Work in Global Peace - U.S. Speaker Pelosi

Four hundred years after the first ship of enslaved Africans sailed to America, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned the "grave evil" of slavery in a speech to Ghana's parliament. Pelosi, who is leading a delegation of U.S. lawmakers to the country, said the visit was about acknowledging the past while looking to the future. The group, which includes members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus - including John Lewis and Ilhan Omar - have met President Nana Akufo-Addo and have visited slave forts Elmina Castle and the "Door of No Return" at Cape Coast Castle.

To travel to Ghana with Members of the Congressional Black Caucus led by the Speaker, the most powerful woman in America, says a great deal about the historical ties between our countries and reaffirms our commitment to Ghana and to the continent of Africa. We have returned, said US Congressmember Karen Bass.

Somali-born Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, recently the subject of attacks by U.S. President Donald Trump, who told Omar and three other women members of Congress to "go back" to the countries they came from, has concluded a trip to Ghana with US Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Ghana's Speaker Mike Oquaye at Ghana's parliament, July 31, 2019.

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar is embraced by Ghana's former president, Jerry John Rawlings, at Ghana's parliament, July 31, 2019.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wears some Ghanaian beaded jewellery during her visit to Accra, July 31, 2019.


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