High-Power Dutch Trade Delegation To Visit Liberia

A high-power Dutch trade delegation is expected in the country on Monday July 6, 2015.

The Dutch trade delegation which will be led by Hon. Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is visiting Liberia to explore possible trade and investment opportunities in the country.

While in Monrovia, Minister Ploumen is expected to sign the Presidential Guest Book and thereafter meet with Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan for a round table on Economic Growth and Private Sector Development at the Foreign Ministry.

The visiting Dutch delegation will also hold discussions with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and other senior government officials including the Ministers of Commerce and Industry, Gender, Children and Social Protection, Public Works, Health and Social Welfare, Agriculture, Transport, and National Investment Commission, among others.

The delegation will also hold discussions with Liberian business executives, multinational companies, NGOs and Dutch companies doing business in Liberia.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Netherlands Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister, Lilianne Ploumen, and Liberia Commerce and Industry Minister, Axel Addy, will hold a press stakeout in the foyer of the Foreign Ministry on Monday At 12:30 noon.

The Dutch delegation is visiting Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries worst hit by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

The trade delegation’s visit to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea beginning July 6-9, 2015 aims to strengthen bilateral relations with the three Ebola affected West African countries, to exchange knowledge and promote trade.

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