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President Weah of Liberia visits Guinea to improve relations

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Liberian President George Weah arrived in the Guinean capital, Conakry on Thursday for a two-day official visit during which he will look to deepen ties.

On Thursday morning, 11 July 2019, President Weah and his entourage landed at the Gbessia International Airport in Conakry. Upon arrival, he was met by his Guinean counterpart, Prof. Alpha Conde, and an array of high-ranking officials of the Guinean government and members of the diplomatic corps.

From the airport, Dr. Weah was accompanied to his hotel by President Conde to begin official business germane to the visit.

A presidential statement issued on Thursday, 11 July 2019, said President Weah will participate in several functions, including a visit to the Container Port, hold a tête-à-tête at the Palace of Sekhoutoureya and attend a formal decoration ceremony in the Presidential Palace Banquet Hall.

President Weah will then hold a closed-door meeting with Prof. Conde.

The President’s visit continues into Friday, 12 July 2019, with bilateral discussions that will highlight issues of peace and security in the Mano River (MRU) Basin, as well as on trade and commerce, and the improvement of diplomatic ties between Liberia and Guinea.

President Weah, who is visiting Guinea for the first time since his ascendancy to the highest office of the land, recently stressed the need for direct flights between and amongst nations of the MRU and the ECOWAS sub-region to facilitate the free movement of citizens and goods.



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