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Prez Sirleaf on security
Prez Sirleaf on security

( 17, 2016)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says Nigerian security forces are likely to stay in Liberia, following UNMIL’s draw down.

President Johnson-Sirleaf said her visit to Nigeria was aimed at discussing Liberia’s security issues with her Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari.

She made the disclosure when she spoke to reporters Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Roberts International Airport upon her return from a one-day state visit to Nigeria.

The President said her visit to Nigeria was a way of showing Liberia’s appreciation to the government and people of that country for their continuous support to the Liberian Government and people.

Nigeria continues to be a dependable bilateral partner to Liberia, immensely contributing to the nation’s peace and stability, and the overall rebuilding process. 

The President disclosed that ensuring stronger bilateral relations and increased trade and investment between the two countries were also high on the agenda as met her counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari.

While in Nigeria, Presidents Johnson-Sirleaf and Buhari reaffirmed their commitments to tightening bilateral relations at all levels, following bilateral engagements in Abuja.

The two West African Leaders called for the strengthening of fraternal bonds between Liberia and Nigeria. They also called for more concerted efforts in trade, investment, security and international affairs.


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