Dr. Bawumia forges historic ties with Vatican (PHOTOS)

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has embarked on a historic visit to the Vatican on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, as part of his official visit to the Republic of Italy and the Vatican State.
His arrival was met with a warm reception by Pope Francis, highlighting Ghana’s dedication to strengthening its diplomatic bonds globally.

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The historic encounter took place in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, where Dr. Bawumia had the distinct honour of meeting with Pope Francis.
Accompanied by the Second Lady, Hajia Samira Bawumia, and a contingent of government dignitaries, Dr. Bawumia’s presence demonstrated Ghana’s longstanding commitment to engaging with world leaders on matters of mutual significance.

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The discussions between Dr. Bawumia and Pope Francis revolved around strengthening the diplomatic relations between Ghana and the Vatican, fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and collaboration.
The discussions were cordial, cementing the positive relations between the Holy See and Ghana.

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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 his audience with Pope Francis, Dr. Bawumia engaged in productive dialogues with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations.
During his visit to the Vatican, Vice President Bawumia engaged in discussions that strengthened the existing relationship between Ghana and the Vatican.
The discussions explored ways in which the two countries can collaborate in various areas of mutual interest.
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One notable aspect of their exchanges was the exchange of insights on the current international challenges, with a particular focus on the security dynamics in West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea.
Vice President Bawumia’s visit is scheduled to end on Thursday, April 25, 2024. He has laid the foundation for a more robust diplomatic collaboration between Ghana and the Vatican.

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