LIBERIA: Guinean Pres. Conde Urges Fight Against Ebola, Its Consequences

Guinean President Alpha Conde has urged Liberia and countries affected by Ebola to continue the fight not only against the virus, but its resultant consequences.

Conde stressed the need for Ebola-affected countries to devise a unified goal and understanding as they present their post-Ebola economic recovery plan to the international community.

The Guinean leader made the statement at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday when he led a Guinean delegation on a one-day solidarity visit to Liberia.

Conde, who is the current Chairman for the Mano River Union (MRU) countries, expressed gratitude over efforts made by the Liberian Government and people against the Ebola virus and hoped that the country will not register any new cases.

“Liberia and Guinea have a long history, and because we believe that the two nations are the same, a problem in Liberia also means a problem in Guinea. We have a common destiny in the turmoil we are facing,” Conde asserted.

Earlier, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf welcomed the Guinean leader and delegation and acknowledged the long historical ties subsisting between Liberia and Guinea.

She extolled President Conde for his ability and role in advocating for affected countries in series of international forums, adding that “Liberia will continue to work with Guinea and other nations as they move toward a common objective.”

The Guinean leader joins a list of several African leaders, including Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, John Mahama of Ghana and Thomas Yayi Boni of Benin, who have recently paid solidarity visits to Liberia since the Ebola crisis.


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