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Vice President Bawumia Meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia visited the Vatican on April 24, 2024, as part of his working visit to Italy and the Vatican State. He was warmly received by Pope Francis, highlighting Ghana’s commitment to strengthening ties with the global community.

The historic meeting took place in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, where Dr. Bawumia had the honor of meeting with Pope Francis. Accompanied by Second Lady Hajia Samira Bawumia and other officials, the visit underscored Ghana’s dedication to engaging with global leaders on important matters.

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Discussions between Dr. Bawumia and Pope Francis focused on enhancing diplomatic relations between Ghana and the Vatican, with an emphasis on collaboration in areas such as education and healthcare. The meeting reaffirmed the positive relations between the Holy See and Ghana.

In addition to meeting with Pope Francis, Dr. Bawumia held talks with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations. These discussions further solidified the strong ties between Ghana and the Vatican, exploring avenues for cooperation on various mutual interests.

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The discussions also touched on current international issues, particularly security challenges in West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea. Dr. Bawumia’s visit underscores Ghana’s commitment to advancing socio-economic development and fostering partnerships with international stakeholders to achieve common goals.

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

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