Youth Minister Engages Foreign Missions for Support

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Ambassador Wepperquist and Minister Wilson in a handshake: Photo: Helen Harris of Embassy of Sweden

As part of his vision to woo support the youth and sports sectors of Liberia, Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson has embarked on engaging envoys of foreign missions accredited here, a press release said yesterday.

In two separate acquaintance meetings with the ambassadors of Sweden and Germany, Minister Wilson appealed for continued assistance from the two countries towards the enhancement of both sectors.

During his visit with the Swedish Ambassador, Ingrid Wepperquist, Minister Wilson focused his appeal on advanced entrepreneurship training and resources from developed countries like Sweden, to help vocational school graduates in Liberia translate their skills into incomes.

At the same time, he urged Ambassador Indgird Wepperquist to look into the direction of helping to revive and promote especially female soccer in Liberia to improve.

At the German Embassy, Minister Wilson called on Ambassador Hubert J. Jager to prevail on his country to assist the Liberia National Football Team, the Lone Star with a German coach to manage the team.

Minister Wilson believes a result driven-German coach coming to train the Liberian National Team at this time will ensure the Lone Star’s “solid return to the bigger football stages in Africa and the world.”

Minister Wilson lauded both Ambassador Indgird Wepperquist and Ambassador Hubert J. Jager for their countries’ contributions towards Liberia’s reconstruction and development over the years.

Responding, the two Ambassadors thanked Minister Wilson for his courtesy calls on them and called for continued engagements that could yield the desired dividends.

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