Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has received in audience the new Chinese Ambassador to Liberia Mr. Fu Jijun. A release from the office of the Vice president said, Madam Howard-Taylor who warmly received Amb. Fu Jijun on Tuesday April 3, 2018 at her Capitol Hill office in Monrovia, expressed appreciation for the visit.
She commended the Government of the People’s Republic of China for its continued support to Liberia over the years, especially their contributions during the Ebola outbreak and re-emphasized Liberia’s commitment in adhering to the One China Policy.
VP Howard-Taylor thanked the new Chinese Ambassador and people of China for the longstanding partnership and stressed the need to further strengthen bilateral relationship and cooperation.
She particularly mentioned the rehabilitation of the Monrovia Vocation Training Institute- MVTC but hoped that similar gesture could be extended to other counties in Liberia with the objective of reaching out to the rural communities to empower the youth through skill trainings.
The Liberian Vice president also stressed the need for advance training opportunities for her office staff and other Liberians in the near future.
For his part, Ambassador Fu Jijun used the occasion to convey sincere greetings and felicitations on behalf of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping and underscored China’s commitment to Liberia’s progress.
He commanded the government for the introduction of its pro-poor policy which he believes, will help to alleviate poverty among citizens.
The new Chinese Ambassador however called on the George Weah-led government to invest in agriculture, an investment he holds, will also boast the economy of Liberia.
Ambassador Fu Jijun said China remains committed to supporting such investment if consider by the government.