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Appreciating the President’s renewed vigor for Liberia’s growth and development

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The 41st summit meeting of the heads of state and government of the Group of Seven, otherwise known as G7 ended recently in Schloss Elmau, Germany.

The Group of Seven Industrialized nations or G7-comprising France, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada and host Germany, is an informal forum of heads of state and government.

This year’s summit- held from 7-8 June 2015, extensively focused on the global economy, foreign, security and development policy, as well as the United Nations conferences scheduled for 2015 and post-2015 development agenda.

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was among several African heads of state at the outreach meeting, in a determination to support African nations in their reform efforts and consequently strengthen peace and security, growth and sustainable development on the continent.

Upon her return to here Tuesday evening, the President described the Schloss Elmau-G7 Summit as successful.

“We all have to work together to bring growth and development to our county and to also bring relief to our people,” President Sirleaf noted, emphasizing her government’s commitment to fighting poverty and creating opportunities and equity for all Liberians.

In view of the foregoing, the President is quoted as indicating that her administration would ensure the issue of attracting partners who are generously interested in the reconstruction of the country’s infrastructure and health sectors.

While Madam President may have two years left, we are of the strongest conviction that within such period, she intends to do more and better, considering the renewed vigor with which she arrived in the country Tuesday from the G7 41st Summit in Germany.

Her call for Liberians to “work together to bring growth and development to our county” entails the highest degree of commitment we must all attach to the drive towards the nation’s renewal.

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