Liberia and Mali to boost economic, aviation links
The Presidents of Liberia and Mali have agreed to set up a joint commission for cooperation in the areas of trade, commerce, agriculture and air transport services.
This is contained in a joint communiqué signed by Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Toure and his Liberian counterpart, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf at the end of his two-day state visit to Liberia on Tuesday.
They also directed their ministers in those sectors in their respective countries to pave the way for the setting up of the Liberia-Mali Joint Commission, with the first session taking place not later than October this year.
The two West African leaders also expressed satisfaction over the peace now reigning in Guinea and commended the President of Ivory Coast Alhassane Ouatttara for working to restore normalcy to that country .
Both Liberia and Mali are members of the sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS.
Meanwhile, a statement from Liberia’s presidency received by WADR, said a two-man Ivorian delegation from Alassane Ouattara’s new government has presented a Special Message from him to President Johnson Sirleaf.
The Ivorian delegation praised the Liberian leader for supporting the stance of ECOWAS and the African Union on the Ivorian crisis.
The statement said President Johnson-Sirleaf restated her commitment not allow Liberian territory to be used for any insurgency against the Ivory Coast or any neighboring country.
The Liberian and Malian Presidents also appealed to the Ivorian people to embrace the national healing process and reconcile their country.Tweet