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British envoy pays courtesy call

Liberia’s Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Milton Findlay Friday, received in audience the British Ambassador accredited to Liberia, H. E. Mr. David Belgrove when the British Envoy paid him a courtesy call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Capitol Hill.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the two officials met in the Holding Room on the 4th floor of the ministry.

During their interaction, the two officials also expressed optimism on the upcoming EU-Liberia political dialogue which will be held on Monday May 7.
The two officials expressed confidence that the upcoming deliberation at the EU-Liberia Political Dialogue will highlight critical areas of engagement that would be mutually beneficial and rewarding.

” We are pleased to note that the Political Dialogue is being held frequently between the Liberian Government and the EU as compare to other countries”, the British envoy stressed.

During the meeting, Ambassador Belgrove extended invitation to the Liberian Government to participate in a media free society conference jointly organized by the UK and Canada. The conference, he said, is expected to take place on July 10th to 11th 2019.

The British Ambassador further hailed Liberia’s efforts in encouraging and protecting a Free Media Society aimed at enhancing democracy.

The British Envoy said the conference will be followed by a ministerial meeting to be attended by selected countries and encouraged the Liberian Foreign Minister to be in attendance.

He disclosed that at least 50 bilateral scholarships will be offered for media professionals from the participating countries adding “we want Liberia to benefit from the scholarship scheme”.

For his part, Foreign Minister Findley expressed deep gratitude to Ambassador Belgrove for the visit and hailed the excellent bilateral ties of friendship between Liberia and Great Britain.

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He also commended the British Ambassador for the invitation extended to him and the government of Liberia, and assured him of Liberia’s commitment and readiness to attend such a laudable conference on media free society.-Press release

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