Liberia and China have signed two cooperation agreements in the tone of US$54 million for the construction of two overpasses at SKD Boulevard and the Ministerial Complex; and the provision of emergency food aid.
According to a dispatch from Beijing, the agreements were signed when President Weah met his Chinese counter-part President Xi Jinping, during bilateral discussions ahead of the China -Africa Cooperation summit.
2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China -Africa Cooperation at the Great Hall of the People on Saturday.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, President Weah reiterated his country’s firm adherence to the one-China policy and expressed heartfelt gratitude for China’s valuable support, especially the selfless help in Liberia’s fight against the Ebola epidemic.
President Weah noted that the mutually beneficial cooperation between both countries has brought perceptible benefits to the Liberian people.
He indicated that Liberia supports China hosting the Beijing Summit of the FOCAC, and is willing to make whatever contributions to enhance friendship between the two countries and peoples.
Earlier, welcoming the Liberian leader to the People’s Republic of China, President Xi stressed that the friendship between China and Liberia continues to serve the fundamental interests of both countries and people.
He reflected on his country’s support to Liberia’s peace process and promised to continue to stand up and support Liberia in multilateral institutions.
President Xi hoped that as a former world football star, deeply admired by his compatriots, President Weah will use his special influence to promote sports and youth exchanges between the two countries.