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Prez Sirleaf holds talks with world dignitaries

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Canadian Prime Minister,Justin Trudeau
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Canadian Prime Minister,Justin Trudeau

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf held separate closed door meetings on Wednesday,September 20,2017, with the President of the World Bank on the margins  of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Finance and Development Planning Minister, Boima Kamara, along with Commerce and Industry Minister, Axel Addy, joined President Sirleaf leader during the separate meetings.

A dispatch from New York said President Sirleaf thanked the World Bank through Dr.Diop, for standing with Liberia over the past twelve years, describing the partnership as productive and rewarding.

She said: “The current World Bank Team in Liberia is working well with the Government’s Team to take stock of the investments in Liberia over the years, as well as look at the prospects for future partnership as the Country moves into transition.”

Providing updates on the Country’s current engagement with the World Bank, Finance and Development Planning Minister, Boima Kamara, noted that the Bank has stood well with Liberia and provided updates on the Bank’s current mission to Liberia in concert with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

He named the pavement of the 200Km Ganta to Zwedru road, prospect budget support, among others, as programs already being finalized for intervention in Liberia.

For his part, the World Bank Vice President, Dr.Diop, noted that Liberia has the commitment of the World Bank for budget support and other infrastructure projects.

Vice President Diop said:” The World Bank is proud of the work and legacy of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as her tenure comes to an end.”

He concluded by calling on President Sirleaf to continue to provide  wisdom and advice to the rest of the world as she leaves office soon.

Meanwhile, the President also participated in an interactive forum organized by Humanity United aimed at sharing her experience on governance.

President Sirleaf also held closed door discussion with Canadian Prime Minister,Justin Trudeau on matters of bilateral interest to both countries.

 


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