Vice President Boakai Extols US - Liberia Relations

Monday, 1st October 2012

Monrovia, Liberia -Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has extolled the longstanding traditional ties between the United States and Liberia, saying the relationship is not only at Government level but also extend to people to people relationship.

He said Liberians are grateful for this relationship and for the involvement of the United States in the development of Liberia.

 A release from the Office of the Vice President said Vice President Boakai was speaking Monday at his Capitol Hill Office when U.S Ambassador Deborah Malac and Deputy Chief of Mission, Karl Albrecht paid a courtesy call on him.

He recounted the many initiatives by the United States in the reconstruction of Liberia and spoke of programs that are in the making since his last visit to the United States including discussions surrounding the development of community colleges, technical institutions, fire service training and collaboration among Universities in Liberia and the United States including the Educational forum that gets underway Tuesday to discuss issues relating to tertiary education in Liberia.

Earlier, US Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac told the Vice President that one of her goals as Ambassador here is to further strengthen the already cordial ties between Liberia and the United States. She said her country will continue to be a partner in the strive to move the country in a positive path. The US envoy said the youth constitutes an issue in Liberia that need to be addressed and stressed the need for partnership between community colleges and industries in Liberia.

Both Vice President Boakai and Ambassador Malac saw the need for short term services to beef up the manpower needs of the country by Liberian professionals abroad among other issues, the release concluded.