Liberian President Sirleaf on Malawi 3-day state visit: Envoy present credentials

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arrives in Malawi Saturday 1st February, 2014, on a three-day state visit .

The Liberian leader will at 12:40pm depart Kamuzu International Airport for Lilongwe Civic Offices where she will sign the Visitor’s Book at the Council Chamber and be accorded Freedom of the City of Lilongwe.

One of the highlights of President Sirleaf’s visit will be the signing of a Joint Permanent Commission for Co-operation between the two countries.

The Agreement aims at promoting partnership between Malawi and Liberia in the areas of agriculture and livestock; trade, industry, mining and tourism; monetary and financial arrangements.

Liberian diplomat presenting her letters of credence to President Banda
Liberian diplomat presenting her letters of credence to President Banda

Other areas covered under the Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation include development of transportation and communication facilities, infrastructure, health, education, institutional development and capacity building and environmental issues.

Meanwhile, President Joyce Banda on Friday  received letters of Credence from the Liberian Ambassodor to Malawi Mrs Lois Brutus.

Ambassador Brutus described the relations between the two countries as very cordial.

“Liberia and Malawi have a lot in common and there is need to strengthen our relations even more especially in Agriculture, Transport, Health and infrastructure” said Ambassodor Brutus.

The Malawi Embassi in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is accredited to the Republic of Liberia on Non residential basis.

The Liberian Ambassodor to Malawi is resident in Pretoria South Africa.

Liberian diplomat inspecting a guard of honour
Liberian diplomat inspecting a guard of honour

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