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President Weah Off to China for FOCAC Summit

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President George Manneh Weah
President George Manneh Weah

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Weah, on today, Monday, August 27, 2018   departed Liberia for Beijing, the People’s Republic of China, to take part in the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

The Liberian Chief Executive will be amongst other African leaders attending the forum.

The summit is being held under the theme: “China and Africa: toward an even stronger community with a shared future through win-win cooperation.

The 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation will be convened in Beijing from Sept 3-4, 2018.

The African leaders and China will be brainstorming on how to make the world increasingly multipolar with a globalized rising cultural diversity, and more and more digitalized societies.

An Executive Mansion release says the African leaders, representatives of related regional organizations in Africa and international organizations will participate in the summit.

The gathering will focus on equal consultation, enhancing understanding, expanding consensus, strengthening friendship and promoting cooperation between African countries and China.

It can be recalled on Thursday July 19, 2018, during the dedication of two newly constructed annexes of the Liberian legislature in Monrovia, President Georg Weah recounted China’s numerous contributions to Liberia.

Dr. Weah noted further that China’s contributions will always be remembered by the government and people of Liberia.

During the occasion, President Weah recounted Liberia and China’s longstanding relationship for over 40 years, noting that such relationship continues on the path of growing stronger for the benefits for Liberians and the People’s Republic of China.

According to the Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader will also use the visit to explore new frontiers for increased trade between Liberia and the People’s Republic of China for the mutual benefit of both countries.

President Weah is accompanied to China by an array of government officials, including Foreign Minister Gbezohngar Findley and Information Minister Eugene Nagbe, among others.

While away, the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Chief of Staff to the President, Nathaniel McGill will chair the affairs of the Cabinet in close consultations with Vice President, Jewel Howard Taylor; and via telephone conversation with the President.
The President is expected back home on 9TH   September, 2018


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