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Cooperate to reduce trade barriers - Prez. Weah urges Africans

Jos Garneo Cephas Sr.
Liberian President George Weah and his Gabonese counterpart, Ali Bongo Ondima
Liberian President George Weah and his Gabonese counterpart, Ali Bongo Ondima

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - President George Weah, says it is the interest of Africans to forge cordial business-to-business cooperation to reduce barriers.

The Liberian leader emphasized the importance of trade partnership amongst nations of Africa as a pathway to greater cooperation and development on the Continent.

President Weah, made the statement Saturday, October 12, 2019 in Libreville, Gabon on a two-day official visit, where he held bilateral discussions with the Gabonese President, Ali Bongo Ondima, to strengthen the cooperation between the two nations.

"I am glad we had a very good meeting and requested for the strengthening of our relationships to build cooperation, between governments to ensure business people of both countries exchange ideas,” President Weah said.

He told Journalists Sunday, October 13, 2019 upon his return to the country.  President Weah said Africans needed to emulate the collaborative spirit of European businesses are known for building greater coordination and cooperation at different forums.

"Equally so Africans don’t have to be more Europeans than Africans at international business forum. We therefore, ought to build a people-to-people exchange in trade and commerce because, for the growth and development of Africa.”

President Weah described Liberia's relationship with Gabon as good and rewarding and said the outcome of the visit would soon be expressed in increased diplomatic and trade relations between the two countries and their citizens.


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