Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan and the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between their two Ministries of Foreign Affairs for the establishment of frameworks of political consultations and exchange of opinions at different levels on issues of common regional and global interests.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Memorandum of Understanding signed today on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York, USA, commits the parties to fostering cooperation in Education, Science, Culture, Sports, and the Economy. The parties also commit to holding consultations on areas of political, bilateral, regional, and global cooperation, and to seek the common interest of both countries at international organizations.
The Memorandum of Understanding shall be in force for a period of five (5) years, subject to renewal.
Making brief remarks, Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan expressed the gratitude of the Government and People of Liberia to the Georgian Government for the signing of the Memorandum, which according to him has been under discussion for over a year. Minister Ngafuan noted that the agreement has the potential of not only consolidating diplomatic relations between Liberia and Georgia but also forging stronger bonds between the peoples of the two countries in the respective fields of cooperation agreed.
For his part, Georgian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kvirikashvili, expressed delight for Liberia's continued support for resolutions related to the wellbeing of the Georgian people at the United Nations. He stated that the agreement opens up the scope for Liberian professionals and students to be offered training and other opportunities in Georgia and for Georgian assistance to public sector reform efforts in Liberia.