WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana:

"With its peaceful and transparent elections last week, Ghana has proven that it continues to be a steadfast democracy—and for this I commend the Ghanaian people.  As Ghana has been a valued partner for the United States, I congratulate President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo and I look forward to building upon this relationship with him."