Bawumia visits the Vatican as he strengthen diplomatic ties

On Wednesday, April 24, 2024, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana, paid a working visit to the Vatican State and the Republic of Italy. While there, he was cordially met by Pope Francis.

Ghana’s dedication to promoting diplomatic connections internationally and fortifying relationships with the world community is exemplified by this historic gathering.

In the Paul VI Hall of the Vatican, Dr. Bawumia had the great honor of meeting Pope Francis in a historic meeting. Dr. Bawumia’s journey to the Vatican, accompanied by the Second Lady Hajia Samira Bawumia and other government representatives, represented Ghana’s commitment to discussing issues of shared concern with world leaders.

During their meeting, discussions between Dr. Bawumia and Pope Francis centered on strengthening diplomatic relations between Ghana and the Vatican.

The discussions were cordial, cementing the positive relations between the Holy See and Ghana.

Key areas of focus during the meeting included the political and socio-economic landscape of Ghana, with particular attention given to collaboration in fields such as education and healthcare. These discussions underscored Ghana’s commitment to advancing its socio-economic development and fostering partnerships with international stakeholders to achieve common goals.

In addition to meeting with Pope Francis, Dr. Bawumia also engaged in talks with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States and International Organisations. Their discussions further cemented the strong ties between Ghana and the Vatican and explored avenues for cooperation on various issues of mutual interest.

One notable aspect of the discussions was the exchange of views on current international issues, particularly focusing on security challenges facing West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea.

Vice president Bawumia is expected to return to Ghana on Thursday, 25 April 2024.

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