Melania Trump meets over tea with Ghana's first lady, visits baby clinic

Melania Trump meets over tea with Ghana's first lady, visits baby clinic

Melania Trump meets over tea with Ghana's first lady, visits baby clinic

(Carlo Allegri/Reuters) Dancers greet USA first lady Melania Trump on arrival in Accra, Ghana, as she begins her tour of several African countries, on october 2, 2018.

Nonetheless, the first lady says she's "interested in Africa because she has never been before and knows that each country will have its own unique history and culture".

Some of the mothers whose babies were cuddled by the American First Lady were too excited upon seeing their babies in the arms of Mrs Trump.

(AAP) Dancers greet US First Lady Melania Trump at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana.

Trump also visited a baby clinic where she saw babies getting weighed as part of a nutritional program and distributed teddy bears wrapped in baby blankets.

"She's very friendly, easy-going and interactive", said Rabiu Fauziya, a 28-year-old paediatric nurse who helped show Trump the neonatal room in the hospital.

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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. The two women traded gifts: a White House tray in a signed leather case for Akufo-Addo and a Kente cloth and artifacts for Trump.

Mrs. Trump's visit opened in low-key fashion.

Meanwhile, had earlier shared a post talking about the evolution of Meghan Markle's fashion ever since she became a royal.

Mrs. Trump landed in the capital, Accra, on Tuesday morning after a more than 12-hour journey from Washington. Trump clapped her hands for the performers and waved at a group of schoolchildren who had gathered for her at the airport. She later joined Akufo-Addo for tea.

The First Lady will also visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt over the next six days.

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