Ghanaian and Liberian Vice Presidents Hold Bilateral Talks in Accra

Friday, 9th January 2009

Accra, Ghana-The Vice President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has expressed confidence that relations between Ghana and Liberia would be further cemented during the government of Professor John Evans Atta Mills.

He assured that Liberia and Ghana would remain close allies, and together help to tackle the global economic and food crises which are threatening the region and the world.

The Ghanaian Vice President gave the assurance in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday when he paid a courtesy call on Liberian Vice President Joseph N. Boakai at his hotel lodge. Vice President Mahama renewed Ghana’s commitment to help build Liberia’s energy infrastructure, especially electricity generation. He also pledged Ghana’s resolve to help explore additional alternative sources of energy, especially wind-powered and solar energy.

He said Liberians would always be welcome in Ghana and hoped Liberians would always open their arms to welcome Ghanaians in Liberia. Vice President Mahama said President Atta Mills was grateful for the congratulatory phone call from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf following the announcement of his country's election results. He also thanked President Johnson Sirleaf for her sisterly advice and encouragement.

In response, Vice President Boakai assured his Ghanaian counterpart that Liberia would remain committed to her friendship with Ghana. He said Liberia's energy industry was still in its development stage, and that his country appreciated Ghana's contributions to energy sector development. The Liberian Vice President said he hoped Ghana would use its expertise and experience to help build a solid energy infrastructure in Liberia.