2 May 2013

Liberia: Embracing the U.S-Liberia Partnership Dialogue

Photo: Liberia Government
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (file photo).

On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, the Ambassador of the United States of America accredited to Liberia, Madam Deborah Malac, disclosed that the US-Liberia Partnership Dialogue will open on May 7, 2013 in the United States.

Ambassador Malac, who made the disclosure when she addressed a news conference at the U.S. Embassy near Monrovia, explained that the forum is created by the US Government in conjunction with the Government of Liberia (GoL) to discuss policy issues relative to Liberia's development agenda.

The U.S. diplomat further explained that the forum seeks to address issues that are key to Liberia's development drive. The one-day forum, she stated, will focus on key issues such as agriculture and food security, energy and power generation, economy growth and human development amongst others.

The forum, she added, is an outcome of a meeting held between U.S former Secretary of State Madam Hilary Clinton and President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf sometimes back. For us, we wholeheartedly embrace the pending US-Liberia Partnership Dialogue as we consider it as a good news owing to its significance.

We commend President Johnson-Sirleaf and U.S former Secretary of State Clinton for the creation of this important meeting.

We believe this meeting will be of great importance to the Liberian Government and People and it will also help to further strengthen the already longstanding harmonious ties between the United States of America and Liberia.

This meeting, we further believe, could not have come no better time than now when the Government of Liberia (GOL) is making some gains in reconstruction of the country following over decade of armed conflict, which devastated the entire country.

It is ardent hope that the pending meeting will achieve its desired objectives for the good our country and the United States of America.

Again, we embrace the pending US-Liberia Partnership Dialogue and wish its success.

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