China Promises More For Liberia

By Morrison O.G. Sayon

The People’s Republic of China has promised to assist Liberia in its post-Ebola recovery agenda. Speaking yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the temporary home of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China and head of delegation of the Chinese high powered delegation that visited Liberia over the weekend, Mr. Wang Yi said China will assist Liberia in its post-Ebola recovery agenda without preconditions.

Mr. Wang spoke yesterday at the end of a two-day visit by the delegation of China after meeting other stakeholders in Liberia and assured that China will empower Liberia through infrastructure and human resource development to build a sustainable economy and a resilient healthcare system.

According to Mr. Wang, his visit was meant to elevate the bilateral relations between the two countries to a higher level.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi and delegation paid a two-day visit to Liberia over the weekend. He was accompanied by Ambassador Lin Songtian, Director-General, and Department of African Affairs.

While in Liberia, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held separate meetings with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Sunday and Foreign Minister Ngafuan, on further strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two countries and exchanged views on the bilateral cooperation in post-Ebola recovery era.

The Chinese delegation also held bilateral meeting with President Johnson Sirleaf and other high-level Government officials, including the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance and Development Planning, National Defense,  Justice, Health and Social welfare, Education, State for Presidential Affairs and the Acting Minister of Internal Affairs among others.