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Finance Minister pays courtesy call on Chinese Ambassador

Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweah has lauded the Chinese government for their continuous engagement in the developmental process of Liberia. Minister Tweah who was accompanied by Monrovia City Mayor, Hon. Jefferson Koijee to the Chinese embassy noted that China remains one of Liberia’s strongest allies. He also reaffirmed the government of Liberia commitment to maintaining the mutual partnership which subsist between the tw governments.

Minister Tweah expressed his gratitude to the People of China for their support in almost all sectors of the Liberian economy including infrastructure, education, agriculture and health. The Chinese in few months time will complete the Ministerial Complex and also commence the construction of the overhead bridge around the SKD boulevard. He notd that the visibility of China’s presence in Liberia cannot be under estimated and wants all well meaning Liberians to see China as a true partner.

For his part, Ambassador Fu Jijun welcome Minister Tweah and entourage to the Chinese Embassy. He explained that he has been following the country’s development process since the ascendacny of President George Weah. “ I see lots of development taking place including microfinance loan scheme, construction of community roads as well as free tuition for public universities”.

The Chinese Ambassador also noted that there will be numerous challenges as a new government. But he expressed his optimism that with the level of resilience and hardwork, and support from friendly governments, the government will be able to weather the storm in the coming years by implementing its Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development. The Chinese government according to Ambassador Jijun will provide an arrray of logitical supplies to the Liberian government early next year.

The Chinese ambassador also extended and invitation to the Mayor of Monrovia, Hon. Jefferson Koijee to visit China for the purpose of establishing sisterly relationship. In response, the City Mayor welcomed the idea and promised Ambassador Jijun that he will take advantage of the opportunity early next year.

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