Liberia, Malawi Sign Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement

Liberia, Malawi Sign Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement

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At the end of a three-day State Visit to Malawi, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her host, President Joyce Banda, witnessed the signing of an Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the two Governments, as a framework for consolidating the existing ties of economic advancement between both countries.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, signed on behalf of the Liberian Government, while the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MP Ephraim Mganda Chiume, signed for the Malawian Government.

According to a dispatch from Lilongwe, under the Agreement, which will form the basis of a Joint Commission for Cooperation, the two Governments will cooperate in a number of areas, including agriculture and livestock; trade, industry and tourism; monetary and financial arrangement; development and utilization of natural resources; health, education, development and utilization of human resources; institutional development; irrigation and water development; gender mainstreaming, women empowerment and children and social welfare; and natural conservation and environmental management.

At the invitation of the President, Dr. Joyce Banda, President Sirleaf paid a three-day State Visit to Malawi from Saturday, February 1, to Monday, February 3, 2014.

At a State Banquet Saturday evening, President Banda said her compatriots were very excited about the Liberia leader’s visit to Malawi. “It is with great joy that I welcome you on behalf of the Malawian people, my dear sister. Your visit is historic and memorable because you are the first female President to visit Malawi,” President Banda said. She believed the visit signified the strong bond of friendship that exists between the two countries and peoples.

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