Spanish Delegation Ends Visit to Liberia

Wednesday, 16th May 2007
Foreign Minister George Wallace, Deputy Gender Minister Annie Jones Demen in a photo with members of the Spanish Delegation at the Foreign Ministry.
Foreign Minister George Wallace, Deputy Gender Minister Annie Jones Demen in a photo with members of the Spanish Delegation at the Foreign Ministry.
Photo Credit: Ousman Diallo/Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - A four member delegation sent by the Government of Spain to explore investment opportunities in Liberia leaves the country this evening at the end of a four day visit. The visit is a direct offspring of President Johnson Sirleafís recent visit to the Kingdom of Spain.

According to the leader of the delegation, Madam Cristina Diaz, who is also Deputy Director General for Cooperation for Africa and Asia at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the delegation was sent by the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Madam Leire Pajin, after the Liberian Leader called on her government to explore investment opportunities during their recent discussion in Madrid.
   
Madam Diaz disclosed that their focus is to obtain in-depth knowledge in the sectors of health, gender, fisheries, agriculture as well as the status of the Freeport of Monrovia. She further disclosed that there is a Representative of the Regional Government of the Canary Islands in the delegation. The region is known for its strength in the areas of fisheries and agriculture. She also revealed that they had met all the senior Liberian Government officials from their sectors of interest and were impressed with the insight acquired.

The delegation today concluded discussions with senior Liberian Government officials who included Foreign Minister George Wallace, Acting Minister of State Dr. Edward McClain, Deputy Health Minister Dr. Mohammed Sheriff and Deputy Gender Minister Annie Jones Demen.