New Democrat (Monrovia)

1 February 2013

Liberia, Indonesia Stamp Partnership

The presidents of Liberia and Indonesia yesterday signed a communiqué to foster greater corporation amongst which the latter promised to partner with Liberia in the areas of technical support, education, agriculture amongst other developmental agendas.

As a part of the ongoing UN High Level Panel discussion, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia and President of Indonesia, Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyo, two of whom co-Chair the UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel, expressed their commitment to fostering peace and security in the sub-region.

They also talked on further promoting the relationship between their countries and discussed regional and global issues and reached common grounds on the issues.

The Indonesia President expressed commendation to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for her development achievements in Liberia. He also pledged his country's commitment to supporting Liberia in its effort to consolidate peace, security and national development.

President Sirleaf, for her part, expressed appreciation of Indonesia's peacekeeping service in the UNMIL mission.

The two leaders recalled the historic Asia-Africa conference held in Bandon, Indonesia in 1955 in which Liberia's delegation participated at which time Liberia's Momolu Dukuly was Secretary of State.

The two presidents spoke highly of the friendly relations and corporation between Africa and Asia and expressed their willingness to work together to promote the new Asia-Africa Strategic Partnership.

President Sirleaf praised Indonesia's commitment for a stronger partnership for Africa. Both leaders expressed their commitments to enhance bilateral trade and Investment Corporation.

They welcome the investment corporation between the two countries particularlymthe investment project by Indonesia companies in Liberia.

Both leaders agreed that the relevance ministries and agencies of the governments of the two countries shall work together to open up greater windows of opportunity to intensify trade and investment corporations.

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