Melania Trump Arrives in Ghana…
The American first lady Melania Trump today, started her first African tour from Ghana, also led to Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, and formed her occasion to gain a more important position on the international and diplomatic scene.
A reception was held at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, where children attended the Ghanaian and American media and played traditional music groups.
“I very much thank you” for a little girl who offered her a bouquet of roses when she was received at the airport, where she was greeted by the first lady in Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
And the first American lady, who organized this trip on her own initiative, according to the media, appeared to be signs of satisfaction upon arrival, according to the journalists of the agency “Agence France Presse.”
In Accra, Melania will visit the presidential residence for tea with the wife of the Ghanaian president and then visit a nursery.
First time she has visited Africa, although her husband, Donald Trump, has recently described Africa as “the most beautiful part of the world in many ways.”
Since Trump came to power two years ago, and the president’s sharp statements about Africa, make a special impression on the tour.
The spokeswoman for First Lady Stephanie Gresham said that during the visit, Milania planned to focus on the children. “Whether it’s education, drug addiction or famine, to Internet security, harassment, poverty and disease, children are often the first victims in the world,” she said in New York. “This is her tour, her initiative.”
Melanie Trump, who “does not make much public statements” and is very independent, made it clear from the start, shortly after the president was elected, that she would not move directly to Washington.
But this visit may be very sensitive. “We both love Africa, Africa is very beautiful, the most beautiful part of the world in many ways,” said Trump, who has not visited Africa since taking office.
But despite this, the president has never shown any interest in the continent since he came to power.
In the few times he spoke about it, his remarks were controversial.
In January, during a meeting at the White House, he scoffed at Haiti and African countries, emigrating from these countries, which he described as “scum”. He did not deny in a clear way the remarks he made during a closed meeting with deputies, although it provoked overwhelming anger in the continent.
It provoked a new controversy in August, condemning the fate of white farmers in South Africa, saying they were being subjected to “large-scale crimes.”
In a country with agricultural reform aimed at repairing the imbalance inherited from the apartheid regime more than 20 years after the fall of the regime, Trump’s comments have sparked widespread anger. South African President Cyril Ramavosa replied at the time: “Take care of his own America, and we care about South Africa.”
Melania’s tour coincides with the approaching mid-term congressional elections, crucial to the second half of Trump’s term.
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