Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Milton Findley, Foreign Minister of Liberia in handshake with Tsutomu HIMENO Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of Japan
The Governments of Liberia and Japan are expected to a Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
The Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) is an annual event that catalogs the Government of Japan’s contributions to Liberia’s social economic development programs that are “Pro-Poor” and to review all milestone achievements by the Government of Liberia as well as the positive impacts of the KR Food Aids Project (rice) and Non-Project Grant Aids (petroleum products) in Liberia.
Foreign Minister Findley represent Liberia, while Ambassador HIMENO of Japan will be represent the Government of Japan.
Since the inception of the Program in Liberia, the Government of Japan has provided 58,531.13 metric tons of assorted rice and 21,084.64 metric tons of mixed petroleum products, respectively.
It can be recalled in 2008, before the upsurge of the global financial meltdown, Former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf engaged in a bilateral arrangement with the Embassy of Japan near Accra, Ghana, for food aid assistance under the Japanese Oversea Development Assistance (ODA) Program for Africa. The first Exchange of Notes, (E/N), was signed between the Government of Liberia and the Government of Japan on August 18, 2008, and the first consignment of rice weighing 8,612 metric tons arrived March 2009.
As a direct result of the Japanese Grant Commodities monetization in Liberia, a number of economic recovery projects have been funded and executed by the Government Ministries
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