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The New Dawn Liberia The New Dawn LiberiaThe Government of Liberia and the European Union hold the third political dialogue at 11am today, under the theme “Governance, Security and Justice.” 

A Foreign Ministry release issued in Monrovia Monday, April 27, 2015 said the Dialogue will focus on getting Ebola to zero, with the aim of also seeking to boost the post-Ebola recovery process, governance, security and justice, and touch on the United Nations Missions in Liberia or UNMIL drawdown, and Liberia’s Special Senatorial elections, as well as the Universal Periodic Review. 

Other matters to be discussed at today’s Dialogue include standing issues from previous dialogues – Schengen Visa, and modalities for the holding of the EU – Liberia Political Dialogue.

The Third  EU – Liberia Political Dialogue will be led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan at the head of the Liberian Government delegation.  Several ministries and agencies of the Liberian Government to include the Ministries of Finance and Development Planning,  Justice,  National Elections Commission and the Independent National Commission on Human Rights with participate.

The EU’s Ambassador to Liberia, Madam Tiina Intelmann, will head the EU delegation to include the Ambassadors of European Union member states accredited near Monrovia.

The Dialogue is in line with Article 8 of the Cotonou Agreement which states that the EU and member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, including Liberia shall regularly engage in a comprehensive, balanced and deep political dialogue leading to commitments on both sids.  

The Dialogue aims to enhance development cooperation between the EU and Liberia.          

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