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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaGuinean President Professor Alpha Conde, says isolation of the Manor River Union countries due to Ebola was a very hot measure against the affected countries and their economies. He urged member states to have a common understanding when meeting with the international community.

Ahead of a two-day technical and ministerial meeting slated for February 13 to 14, 2015 in the Guinean capital, Conakry, to focus on harmonizing the Union’s recovery from Ebola, the MRU chair expressed hope that Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone can come out from the epidemic with just four cases left in Liberian ETUs at the time of his visit here.

During a joint press stake out with President Sirleaf at the Foyer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia, President Conde, who spoke through an interpreter, called for a united effort in battling Ebola, adding that with united voice, “We will be stronger.”

He said once there is problem in Liberia, there is also problem in Guinea on grounds that both countries are the same.

Earlier speaking, President Sirleaf recalled that the bond of friendship between Liberia and Guinea has over the last few years grown stronger, working together not only at the African Union, but also at ECOWAS and the Mano River Union.

She thanked her Guinean counterpart President Alpha Conde for encouraging her government in the Ebola fight, and for being able to represent all of the affected countries in different international forums, mobilizing support for them and presenting their cases when they were not there.

The Liberian leader said she looked forward to working with President Conde and the people of Guinea as both countries strive to achieving a common objective for the lives of their respective peoples.

By Winston W. Parley

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