Ellen, Ghanaian Foreign Chief Hold Bilateral Talks


 President Sirleaf  and the Ghanaian Diploma Hanna Serwaa Tetteh

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf met with the Ghanaian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, H.E. Hanna Serwaa Tetteh when she paid her a courtesy call.

H.E. Tetteh, who was concluding a two-day visit to Liberia, had earlier signed an Agreement with her Liberian counterpart, Mr. Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan that will lead to the establishment of a Permanent Joint Commission between the two countries.

According to an Executive Mansion release, in welcoming Foreign Minister Tetteh at her temporary office at the Foreign Ministry, President Sirleaf extended heartfelt felicitations to her counterpart, H. E. John Mahama and said she was extremely delighted that her brother had taken the decision to formally actualize the process leading to the establishment of a Joint Commission between both countries.

The Liberian leader reiterated that there are many Liberian communities in Ghana, likewise Ghanaian communities in Liberia and looked forward to this Commission as being one that will further bring the two countries closer together in the spirit of friendship and brotherhood. She thanked the Ghanaian Foreign Minister for being instrumental in ensuring that this Agreement is realized, as it has been in the works for quite some time.

In response, Ghanaian Foreign Minister Tetteh conveyed to President Sirleaf greetings on behalf of President Mahama and stressed the importance of both countries to have a more formal platform in which they can strengthen relations.

She emphasized the importance of Liberian and Ghanaian communities found in both countries, noting that as a Member of Parliament, representing a constituency that incorporates the former Buduburam Camp, she had the opportunity to engage with Liberians for a very long time.

The Ghanaian Foreign Minister pointed out that citizens of both countries were ahead of both governments since Liberian and Ghanaian citizens have both integrated into societies in their respective host countries; noting that it was therefore important that both governments formalize this agreement so that citizens of both countries can realize the mutual interests.

She hoped that having signed the agreement, the two governments will expand cooperation in areas including Economic, Trade and Investment, Energy and Mineral Resources, Agriculture and Livestock Development, Education, Health, Tourism and Culture, Science and Technology, Security and Military Cooperation, and Foreign Affairs, Legal and Judicial matters aimed at coagulating and strengthening the existing friendly relations between the two countries. H.E. Tetteh pledged her government’s commitment to the process.






Author: D K Sengbeh

Danicius Kaihenneh Sengbeh (author of Sengbeh's Weblog) is a respected and renowned Liberian journalist, poet and writer with with journalism experience since 2001, of working both as a mainstream journalist and a communication/media consultant in Liberia. He is Secretary General of the Press Union of Liberia (elected Dec 2013). He was Assistant Secretary General of the Union Dec 2011 to Dec 2013. He is also Editor-In-Chief of The Informer Newspaper—one of Liberia’s credible dailies. Before joining the Informer, Danicius had served as reporter, chief reporter, sub-editor and News Editor at The Independent Newspaper between 2002 and 2006. Before then, he was reporter at the defunct Patriot Newspaper and Kiss FM 2001-2002. Danicius is a UN Media Fellow and Liberia’s first UN Medal Award-winning journalist for his contribution to journalism and for being the second Liberian journalist in 15 years to qualify for and successfully attended the United Nations’ Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalist Fellowship Program in New York and Geneva, Switzerland in 2012. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Sociology from the University of Liberia and a Diploma in Journalism from the International School of Journalism. He holds several awards and recognitions both in and outside of journalism, and carries dozens of certificates in journalism and communication from studies in Ghana, China, United States and Switzerland, among others. He volunteers as Chair of the Information and Communication Committee of his local Bardnersville community. He can be quickly reached via (+231) 886586531/777586531/777464018/ dakasen1978@yahoo.com

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