MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Dee Maxwell Saah Kemayah, is proposing new dimensions with focus on strategic priority areas towards strengthening and deepening efforts aimed at shaping the energy future of Africa.
It will also promote sustainable and green finance, science and technology, medical research and human capital development, climate and the environment, trade and investment, geared towards creating more inclusive societies that provide hope and opportunities for mainly women and youth to participate in shaping a shared future for the common development and prosperity of all; hence, equal opportunity for all.
Speaking at the Third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit in Istanbul, Minister Kemayah said such dimension should also help in promoting sustainable and green finance, science and technology, medical research and human capital development.
At the same time, he is calling for enhanced cooperation in accessing adequate COVID-19 vaccines and other health products, to complement what Africa has already received from International Partners.
“As we discuss economic and trade relations through a genuine partnership and common prosperity; we wish to remind this 3rd Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit, regarding the continuous need for enhanced cooperation, aimed at accessing adequate COVID-19 vaccines, testing, diagnosis, treatments and other health products to complement what we have already received from our International Partners and Friends of Liberia and Africa”, he said.
He stressed the need to identify new and common approaches towards stronger and mutually rewarding Africa-Turkey Partnership.
The Liberian Foreign Minister highlighted that job creation and empowerment of women and youth will serve as catalysts for the promotion of peace, security, stability and sustainable development, on the African continent.
“As we continue with our deliberations at this historic 3rd Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit, to identify new and common approaches towards a deeper and stronger Africa-Turkey Partnership, we submit that the relations should center more on mutual, rewarding and balanced cooperation for the African Union; and the peoples of Africa and the Republic of Turkey.
Doing so accordingly, the relations will continue to grow, and as well, help our various countries to develop their economies with the sole objective of providing the most needed market-driven skills and job opportunities for the populations; especially, women and youth”.
Minister Kemayah also recalled Turkish investment in the mining sector of Liberia, in providing living wages and contributing to the country’s national development process.
“We also note the successful visit of the Turkish Coordination and Cooperation Agency (TIKA) to Liberia; and fruitful discussions held towards exploring ways and means to collaborate on projects in the areas of education, health, and agriculture, among others.
We hope those discussions will lead to the realization of meaningful program consisting of projects that will spur economic growth and joint initiatives between our two countries and peoples.”
The third Turkey- Africa Partnership is held under the theme: “Enhanced Partnership for Common Development and Prosperity”,
The Liberian Foreign Minister is also heading an array of other government officials including Health Minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, and Commissioner General of the Liberia Maritime Authority, Lenn Eugene Nagbe, Assistant Foreign Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Adonie Z. Greaves, and Edwin Juah.