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President George Manneh Weah has returned safely to the country following a four-day successful state visit to Senegal.

He had gone out to honor an invitation extended him by his Senegalese Counterpart, President MackySall, to join throngs of other heads of state from Africa and other Continents for the Senegalese President’s 2nd inaugural ceremony and be a part of his country’s Independence celebrations.

According to the Executive Mansion’s press statement, President Weah and delegation returned home on Friday, 5 April, touching down in the morning at the Roberts International Airport (RIA), Margibi County.

While in Senegal, President Weah had series of fruitful bilateral and business discussions with some of his counterparts from the African Continent and other parts of the world.

The Executive Mansion notes that meeting between President Weah and Guinean President Alpha Conde focused on the construction of a railway that would benefit both Liberia and Guinea.

The deal entails Guinea exporting iron ore using railways, running through Nimba and Grand Bassa counties, the Mansion says.

It notes that it owes much potential for revenue generation as well as employment for countless Liberians.

Former French President Nicholas Zarkozy, who joined the two leaders in the meeting, expressed interest in Liberia and Guinea’s mining sectors.

President Weah also met with Sahle-Work Zewde, President of Ethiopia at which time both leaders stressed the need for improved diplomatic relations.

He pleaded with his Ethiopian counterpart for Ethiopian Airlines to resume flight to Monrovia.
Additionally President Weah met a horde of investors, including executives of Group FESTO ALTAY, Global Green International Holdings and the Help Team for direct investment in Liberia.

On the President’s way to Monrovia, he made a brief stop at the Unification Town, home of the late Development Superintendent of Margibi County, David F. Suahkollie, to sympathize with the deceased’s relatives.

Upon arrival in Monrovia, President Weah drove through several project communities to see ongoing progress of works taking place there.

He was met upon arrival by an array of Government officials led by Minister of State and Chief of Office Staff, Nathaniel Farlo McGill, who also chaired the cabinet in the absence the President.–Press release

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