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From Israel, Bissau: Weah Returns … Announces ECOWAS Endorsement of Liberia’s Quest for UNSC Non-Permanent Seat

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MONROVIA: President George Manneh Weah returned to the country on Monday, 10th, July 2023, with good news, according to an Executive Mansion press release, following a successful trip to the State of Israel and Guinea Bissau.

President Weah and Entourage touched down at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) at about 9:31 local time.

The President was received by an array of government officials led by the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, G. Wesseh Blamoh.

Minister Blamoh acted as Chair of the Cabinet in the absence of the President in close consultation with Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor.

Addressing reporters upon arrival, President Weah described his trip as holy, fruitful and beneficial to the country and people.

He disclosed that the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has endorsed Liberia’s quest for non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

President Weah on Sunday made Liberia’s case for the non-permanent seat at the just-ended 163rd Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held in Bissau, the capital of Guinea Bissau.

In his address to that august body (ECOWAS), the Liberian President sought the bloc’s unflinching support for a Non-Permanent Membership of the United Nations Security Council to represent the Western Africa Region for the period 2026-2027.

Regarding his trip to Israel, the Liberian leader said his delegation had healthy and fruitful talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netahyanh and President Isaac Herzog of the State of Israel on strengthening the bilateral ties subsisting between the two countries and to foster more mutual benefits.

President Weah disclosed that his trip was in the dear interest of the country, particularly on how Israel could be a help to the people of Liberia in terms of harnessing their advanced agricultural capacity.

The Liberian Leader also announced that Liberia is considering Israel’s request to open an embassy in Israel, saying that the Foreign Ministry will work out the detailed modalities.

“I think it is good for Liberia to have an embassy there because it will enable us to serve the interest of the citizens there, and for the enhancement of bilateral ties with Israel,” he stressed.

The President departed Liberia on 1st July 2023, for a three-day working visit to the State of Israel, following which he flew to Guinea Bissau to attend the 163rd Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS.

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