MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Weah and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, have stressed the importance of enhancing the long-standing diplomatic ties between both counties.
The two leaders have agreed to work together to improve trade links between both countries, to assist Liberia become self-sufficient in food production, through Israeli investments and technologies.
Israel vowed to help Liberia in agriculture, with a focus on rice production, the country’s staple food.
According to an Executive Mansion release issued recently, President Weah and Prime Minister Netanyahu made the commitments during a bilateral meeting in Jerusalem on Wednesday, July 5, 2023.
The release said the meeting was part of the Liberian Leader’s three-day working visit to the State of Israel.
At the same time, President Weah has challenged Israel to continue to be a beacon of hope for nations that are striving for peace and unity across the globe.
He said:” The mutual respect and solidarity shared between the two nations have further demonstrated Israel’s quest for a united world.”
The Liberian Leader noted that his government remains resolved and determined in strengthening bilateral ties with the Israeli Government.
President Weah made the remarks on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, when he received the prestigious Friends of Zion Award in the Israeli capital, Jerusalem.
President George Weah urged both nations to continue consolidating friendship and cooperation in furtherance of peace and development.
Meanwhile, the Director of the Friends of Zion Museum, Nir Kimhi, has recognized President Weah’s support for the cause of Israel and the Jewish people.
Mr. Kimhi said:” The award is a true reflection of the Liberian Leader’s desire for global peace and unity.”
He noted that Israel will continue to be a true ally to Liberia.
Mr. Kimhi, underscoring the importance of the museum, said:” The center has recognized more than twenty-six world leaders who continue to believe in the cause of the Jewish people.”
The Director of the Friends of Zion Museum, Nir Kimhi, vowed to use the center to propagate the message of peace and encouraged the world to value the benefits of unity.
By: Vasta Tarlue