European Union Delegation and President Sirleaf Hold Discussions

Thursday, 26th April 2007
Mr. Domenico Rosa and President Sirleaf at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.
Mr. Domenico Rosa and President Sirleaf at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.
Photo Credit: James M. Garessen, II/Executive Mansion

Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says government’s long term energy supply objective is aimed at moving the country’s electrification program from its current emergency status to private sector participation.

The President spoke on Thursday at the Foreign Ministry when she met with a three man European Union delegation, sent to the country by the E.U. Trade and Humanitarian Commissioner Louis Michel.

The Liberian Leader held talks with Commissioner Michel during her recent official visit to the Kingdom of Belgium, at which time he promised to send a delegation to strengthen Liberia’s bilateral program with the European Union.

The leader of the delegation, Mr. Domenico Rosa, informed the President that his mandate is to adress whatever problems that may have impeded bilateral relations with the European Union, with the view of finding a solution. 

Mr. Rosa said that the ‘end of term’ review process for Liberia has been completed. As a result of the review proces, the E.U. official said, Liberia will be allowed to receive an additional 5 million euros to support its development agenda. Mr. Rosa said the European Union is seriously considering upgrading its office in the country to a full mission, with an ambassador.

Also present in the meeting was Dr. Toga G. McIntosh, Minister for Planning and Economic Affairs.