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Economic prospect for Liberia is bright, according to Chinese envoy

Chinese Ambassador, Lin Songtian, has told a gathering of senior and junior officials of government that the economic prospect for Liberia is bright since the war has ended. The Ambassador pointed out that a number of positive reforms and notable achievements have been made.

He said that the people of Liberia are anxious to have sustainable peace and development, and that the government of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has a very clear vision for the country and its people. Ambassador Lin pointed out that although there are many formidable challenges lying ahead, he believes that the country needs internal and external supports to concentrate on economic development in order to meet the basic demands of the Liberian people. 

The Chinese envoy was speaking at a reception marking the 57th independence anniversary of the People's Republic of China at his residence on the Boulevard. The program was attended by an array of guests, including President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, officials of government and heads of foreign missions.

In a brief statement, President Sirleaf commended the Government and people of China on the occasion marking their 57th national day. She pledged her government's commitment to the One China Policy and the spirit of mutual cooperation.

The President lauded the Chinese government for its support, especially to help renovate the S.K.D Sports Complex, the interior decoration of the Foreign Ministry, financial contribution, donation of rice including farming tools, among others. The Liberian leader called for more Chinese investments in Liberia in order to help boost the economy.

 

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