US Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs visits Ghana

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Carl Risch, Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of Consular Affairs

US Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch is traveling June 10-15 to Kenya and Ghana, an official statement announced.

“The Assistant Secretary will meet with embassy staff and observe consular operations in Nairobi,” the statement said.

It added: “While in Ghana, he will meet with Ghanaian officials as well as consular staff.

“In both cities, the Assistant Secretary will underscore our deep and sustained commitment to the protection of U.S. citizens overseas and the facilitation of legitimate travel to the United States.”

-Threats –

His visit to Ghana coincides with a time when the country is dealing with a surge in kidnapping of foreign nationals.

The government of Australia has warned its nationals against the use of Ubers, taxis and other public transport in Ghana, making Australia the third country to update its foreign travel caution on Ghana.

Canada and the United Kingdom updated their foreign travel advice on Ghana on June 6 and 7 respectively following the kidnapping of two Canadian nationals in a Ghanaian city of Kumasi.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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