As diplomatic quarrel between the former Speaker of the National Transitional Assembly, George Dweh and the Liberian Government concerning recent ‘Diplomatic ties’ recognition of the Taiwanese Government by the former speaker, the Liberian Government has issued a statement.
The Government of Liberia has reaffirmed its commitment to the “One China Policy.”
The government also restated its support to China’s concept of “one country, two systems” and every effort by the Chinese Government to achieve national reunification.
The Liberian government’s statement comes in the wake of an alert about two separate communications (each dated August 19, 2016 respectively) signed by the former Speaker of the erstwhile Transitional Legislative Assembly, Mr. George S. Dweh, Sr., to authorities of the Republic of Taiwan.
The communications were suggesting bilateral discussions to establish an economic trade link with the Government of Liberia.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, Mr. Dweh is a former government official, who in no way is or has been an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs nor has he had any official relation with the Ministry or is an envoy of the President of Liberia.
The government wishes to make it clear that Mr. Dweh has never, at any time, held meetings with any official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on any matter relating to the Republic of Taiwan.
The Government of Liberia takes this matter very seriously and, because of the gravity, has alerted the relevant security agencies to investigate the matter so as to avert a diplomatic faux pas with the friendly Government of the People’s Republic of China as well as to determine Dweh’s motivation for this dubious overture.