President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has held talks with Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey who was on a one-day visit to Liberia.
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf extended warm welcome to Mr. Çavuşoğlu and his delegation to Liberia and held bilateral discussions at different levels aimed at strengthening cooperation between both countries.
She said the country’s journey towards the rebuilding process has come a long way in the last 11 years; notwithstanding the many challenges faced, including the global economic melt-down and the recent Ebola outbreak that claimed many lives.
She also informed Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu that the strengthening of the country’s economy as well as providing employment opportunities for the citizens was challenges her government is faced with.
The Liberian leader, among other things, informed Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu about some Turkish-owned companies operating in Liberia, especially in the mining sector.
She said Liberia is prepared for business and expressed optimism about the prospects of investing in agriculture.
She said the Liberian government is committed to seeking more partnerships to improve the lives of its people meaningfully.
President Sirleaf assured the Turkish Foreign Minister of her government’s commitment to ensuring that investors are protected under the laws of Liberia.
In remarks, Mr. Çavuşoğlu commended President Sirleaf for the warm reception accorded him and delegation since their arrival in Liberia and congratulated the Liberian leader as the first democratically elected female President in Africa.
He expressed Turkey’s interest to invest in the areas of education, tourism and agriculture as well as its commitment to opening an Embassy in Liberia.