Ghanaian President Kufuor Thanks Bush for Efforts to Address HIV, Malaria, Other Issues During White House Visit
September 16, 2008
Ghanaian President John Kufuor on Monday during a visit to the White House praised President Bush for his efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, AFP/Google.com reports (AFP/Google.com, 9/15).
Kufuor also praised Bush for his efforts to promote economic development in Africa (AFP/Google.com, 9/15). Bush praised Ghana's efforts to fight "corruption" and "secure freedom from poverty" and said the U.S. is "proud to support these efforts" through the Millennium Challenge Account, which has helped improve agriculture and infrastructure in Ghana (White House release , 9/15). Kufuor after thanking Bush called on wealthy and developing countries to work together on development issues. "We believe the developed, as well as the developing countries, should feel that we are in the boat together and that we must learn to sail together, or perhaps we sink together," Kufuor said (AFP/Google.com, 9/15).
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