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Japan to provide $2.7 Million food assistance package to Liberia

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Japanese Foreign Minister Tono Kono and Liberia's Foreign Minister Gbehzongar Findley
Japanese Foreign Minister Tono Kono and Liberia's Foreign Minister Gbehzongar Findley

TOKYO.JAPAN-The Government of Japan has announced a food assistance package to Liberia worth 2.7 million United States Dollars.

The assistance is intended to address Liberia’s food security situation.

The disclosure was made by Japanese Foreign Minister Mr.Tono Kono when he held a bilateral meeting with Liberia’s Foreign Minister Gbehzongar Findley Friday, October 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

Mr.Tono said:” The Government of Japan is intensifying efforts aimed at elevating Liberia-Japan bilateral relations.”

Minister Tono said the Government of Japan will provide 2.7 million United States Dollars’ worth of rice to Liberia to be sold at a minimum cost in an effort to alleviate hunger in Liberia.

He added that proceeds from the sale of the rice will be used to tackle the Government’s Pro-Poor Development Initiatives.

In response, Foreign Minister Gbehzongar Findley thanked the Government and people of Japan for the level of collaboration and support given Liberia over the years.

He further used the occasion to thank the Japanese Government for considering Liberia’s proposals, including the proposed construction of 282 housing units in Sasstown, Grand Kru County.
 

 


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