Liberian President Cement Relations with UAE

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her delegation on Friday (Nov 22) continued their three-day working visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with a tour of the massive facilities of Dubai Port World’s Jebel Ali facilities – the biggest man-made port in the world.

During the visit, the President’s technical team continued discussions with the port’s executives on investment opportunities in Liberia, particularly its ports and roads, and on the country’s 25-year Master Plan for its four ports.

President Sirleaf met and held discussions with the Chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Abdul Rahman Seif Al Ghurair, and the Vice President for International Relations, Mr. Hassan Al Hashemi.

She enquired how Liberia could work with the Chamber, and asked how such trade could be put on a formal level.

The UAE officials suggested that Liberia should participate in the Gulf Food Fair; adopt an Open Skies policy to be competitive; and open a small office in Dubai, to facilitate trade. They promised to assist Liberia and share information in the areas of interest.

Earlier, President Sirleaf met with two officers of the Dubai Cares Foundation, a philanthropic organization founded by the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to provide children in developing countries with access to quality primary education.###The Informer

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