Liberia, S/Leone Pledge to Uphold Peace

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Vice President Joseph N. Boakai of Liberia and his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Victor B. Foh, have reassured that their respective governments will continue to work together for the development of the Mano River Union (MRU) basin, a sub-region that is endowed with natural resources and opportunities which, when used properly, could spur the region into improved standards of living for its peoples.
The two vice presidents assured citizens of their respective countries of continuous brotherly cooperation and collaboration for the enhancement of peace and security and to move the bilateral ties subsisting between them to another level.
The two veeps gave the assurances in separate remarks during a courtesy visit of Mr. Foh to the office of VP Boakai on Capitol Hill Wednesday at which time a recount of the historical relationship between the two countries was highlighted.
Earlier in his welcome remarks to his Sierra Leonean counterpart, and particularly to his office, VP Boakai said Liberia and Sierra Leone have the same cultural values, common bothers with same languages on both sides of the border.
He noted that the two nations experienced bitter civil wars and most recently, the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) that shook the very foundations of the health systems of the two countries. He said whatever affects Liberia affects Sierra Leone and vice versa, adding that the two nations are properly connected.
For his part, VP Foh, said he and his 12-member delegation were glad to be in Liberia and recounted the long standing relationship between the two countries and his personal acquaintance with VP Boakai over the years.
He then praised President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her outstanding role as Africa’s first female President and conveyed to the Government and people of Liberia President Ernest Bai Koroma’s sincere greetings and best wishes for Liberia.

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