SA committed to working with Liberia

President Jacob Zuma is hosting Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (SABC Credit)

South Africa and Liberia have agreed to further deepen co-operation across a number of fields and take these relations to a higher level.

This emerged at a meeting between President Jacob Zuma and his Liberian counterpart Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Pretoria.

The two leaders reviewed co-operation agreements between the two countries which were signed in 1997.

Although the economic activities between Pretoria and Monrovia are still at a relatively low level, the two leaders say there are ample opportunities for these countries to further expand their economic relations.

Existing relations include areas such as agriculture, tourism, health, energy, water and sanitation amongst others. President Jacob Zuma says there is however room for expansion.

“Given the abundant business opportunities that exist between our countries, we have agreed to look into improving an enabling environment to ease the manner of doing business in our respective countries. Your Excellency, we agreed to finalise the signing of a Visa Waiver Agreement for Holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports soon. We have also agreed to speed up discussions and finalisation of other bilateral instruments on agriculture, tourism, health, energy, water and sanitation amongst others.”

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Source: News Now/SABC Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.