Melania Trump arrives in Ghana on solo African trip

Melania Trump arrives in Ghana on solo African trip

She met the country's first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, and exchanged gifts before having tea at the Jubilee House, Ghana's presidential palace.

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump arrived in Ghana's capital Accra on Tuesday on her first solo global trip in Africa, during which she will visit child health facilities, orphanages and meet caregivers.

Mrs. Trump also cradled an infant and declared the baby a "beautiful boy" as she handed him back to his mother.

The first lady will promote the "Be Best" initiative which covers issues of children's well-being during her tour.

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She is expected to emphasize the health and education of children as part of her "Be Best" platform that she launched in May. The two first met last week in NY at a reception on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, where Mrs. Trump spoke about her upcoming trip.

Mrs Trump announced her visit at a reception for spouses of world leaders, held on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, in NY.

Her visit to the country is buoyed by efforts of Ghana's First Lady through the works of the Rebecca Foundation for women and children in the recent years.

Mrs. Trump landed in the capital, Accra, on Tuesday morning after a more than 12-hour journey from Washington. She will visit Kenya, Malawi and Egypt before returning to the United States at the end of the week.

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