Headline News from Liberia
|Liberia, Germany Sign Additional 15m Euro Agreement||| Print ||
|Written by MOFA Press|
|Tuesday, 14 September 2010 22:55|
(MONROVIA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010): The Government of the Republic of Liberia and the Federal Republic of Germany on Monday, September 13, 2010 signed a Financial Corporation Agreement for Germany to provide financial assistant towards the Liberia Reintegration and Reconstruction program phase three. The ceremony took place at the Foreign Ministry with several officials of the Ministry attending.
According to a Foreign Affairs release, Foreign Affairs Olubarke King-Akerele signed on behalf of the Liberian Government while Mr. Herbert Staubt, Head of Mission signed on behalf of his Government. The occasion marked on important milestone in Liberia-Germany relations.
Under the agreement, Federal Republic Germany will provide 15 Million Euro grant for the Liberian Reintegration and Reconstruction program phase three, aimed at strengthening cordial and bilateral relations through financial corporation in the spirit of partnership between the two countries.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Foreign Minister Olubanke King-Akerele on behalf of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf expressed delight and lauded the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for the numerous financial assistant to Liberia. She said the gesture marked on important milestone in Liberia-Germany relations.
Minister King-Akerele commended the German Government for the financial package and recounted German numerous bilateral and financial assistance towards Liberia, which she said was critical in the reconstruction efforts of the country.
According to Minister King-Akerele, the financial assistance is in furtherance of Germany’s commitment towards the Liberia reintegration and reconstruction project, adding that the German government contribution will impact the lives of ordinary Liberians and local communities.
Also speaking, Head of Mission of German Embassy near Monrovia, Mr. Herbert Staubt emphasized that the agreement signed is in support of Liberia’s recovery effort, which he said would cement the good relations subsisting Liberia and Germany.
Josephus M. Gray
Assistant Foreign Minister/ Public Affairs