The United States Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Mr. Nat Davis, arrived in Ghana?
GV Aircraft taxiing
MV U.S. Ambassador Mrs. Black walks over tarmac
MV Mrs. Davis Leaves aircraft & Ghana officials & Mrs. Black welcome
CU Mrs. Black PULL BACK TO MV Mr. Davis talking to newsmen
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Background: The United States Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Mr. Nat Davis, arrived in Ghana on Thursday (8 May) for a five-day visit. Mr. Davis, who was appointed on April 2, was the U.S. Ambassador in Chile when, with alleged CIA support, the Government of the late President Salvador Allende was overthrown in 1973.
He is expected to visit Ghana's Head of State, Colonel Acheampong.
At a meeting in Addis Ababa in February, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) complained about Mr. Davis's appointment. This was in view of his alleged connections with the C.I.A.
The U.S. Congress ignored the O.A.U.'s objections.
While in Ghana, Mr. Davis hopes to improve the bilateral agreements existing between Ghana and the U.S.