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Liberia and Cote D’Ivoire signed joint communique

Joseph Sayon/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
Presidents Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Quatara
Presidents Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Quatara

Liberia and Cote D’Ivoire have signed a joint communique as part of activities of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s two-day working visit to Cote D’Ivoire.

The communique recognized the signing of an agreement to promote agriculture resources, including fisheries, wide life, and forestry, as well as town planning and urban development and energy.

The agreement is also intended to promote technical and vocational education, maritime delimination and the extension of the outer limits of the continental shelf.

Presidents Sirleaf and Quatara expressed satisfaction over the positive role played in conflict resolution by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the Mano River Union (MRU).

They welcomed the Joint Security and Confidence Restoration Units (JSCRU) as part of the conflict resolution approach and the consolidation of border peace and security, and called for a greater participation and involvement of the population in the project.

Both leaders also welcomed the signing of the revised Agreement for the Establishment of the Main Joint Commission, which reflects cooperation between their two countries.

Presidents Sirleaf and Quatara also welcomed the establishment of the Joint Council of Traditional Chiefs and Elders of the Liberian and Ivoirian Border areas, whose resolutions are direct results of the Zwedru and Guiglo meetings.

They then recommended the effective implementation of the various resolutions adopted during such assemblies.

At the end of her visit, the Liberian Leader expressed sincere thanks to her Cote D’Ivoire Counterpart for the warm welcome and the genuine African hospitality accorded her and delegation.


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