Vice President Boakai Holds Meeting With French Ambassador-Designate

Thursday, 29th March 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - The Vice President of Liberia Joseph N. Boakai Thursday met with the French Ambassador designate to Liberia, Jacques Gerard on board the visiting French Naval Warship Lance Roquettes at the Free Port of Monrovia.

The two hour meeting was also attended by Foreign Minister George Wallace who is acting Chairman of the Cabinet, the UN Secretary-Generalís Special Representative Alan Doss, the deputy Force Commander of the UN Mission in Liberia, and the Captain of the French Warship Capitaine de Corvette Berthelot.

Briefing reporters following the meeting, Vice President Boakai said the visit of the Lance Roquettes, the first French warship to visit Liberia since 1989,  is an expression of confidence in the countryís leadership.

Vice President Boakai said issues ranging from security to bilateral ties were discussed at the meeting.

The Ship which has a 100-member crew, arrived in the country this morning for a four-day visit.