French Investors, President Sirleaf, and Officials Discuss

Thursday, 19th April 2007
President Sirleaf and members of the Business Delegation at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.
President Sirleaf and members of the Business Delegation at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.
Photo Credit: James Garessen, II/Executive Mansion

Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the visit of French businessmen to Liberia sends a clear signal of the confidence the country has regained in the international community. The President said her government wants the private sector to take a commanding role in Liberiaís economy, but noted that the proper mechanisms must be put in place.

According to an Executive Mansion Press release, the President made the statement on Thursday at the Foreign Ministry, during a meeting with 25 French businessmen of the MEDEF International Group. The group is in the country to explore investment opportunities as a result of President Johnson Sirleafís visit to France last year.

The Liberian leader assured the MEDEF Group that Liberiaís investment and revenue codes as well as tax laws are being revived to ensure that they become more investor friendly, adding that her government is pro-business.

The President of the African Committee of the MEDEF group, Mr. Patrick Lucas, said they were pleased with the interaction with Liberian officials and added that Liberia has a lot of potential for investment.

Senior Officials of the Liberian government spent the day providing in depth information about various business sectors of Liberia to members of the MEDEF International Group.