GHANA, Aug 21, 2013
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus concluded a visit to Ghana Aug. 20 where he met with Ghanaian government and military officials to discuss maritime security issues in the region and future partnership opportunities. He also met with U.S. embassy Sailors and Marines and presented an award to Lt. Cmdr. Michele Lowe for her work while stationed at the embassy.
While visiting the capital city of Accra, Mabus met with President John Dramani Mahama, Minister of Defense Mark Owen Woyongo, Chief of Defense Staff Vice Adm. Mathew Quashie and Chief of the Naval Staff Rear Adm. Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro.
"Expanded cooperation between our two nations can provide greater opportunities for development, economic prosperity and security ashore," said Mabus.
"Ghana has led the way in regional security cooperation, and we look forward to broadening our partnership."