The President of the Republic of Liberia, H.E George M. Weah met with the President of the European Council Charles Michel on the sidelines of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in the city of Glasgow, Scotland.
As Liberia prepared to join other OACPS member states for the signing of a seven-year period multiannual financial framework (12EDF) with the European Union at the beginning of next year, President Weah met with President of the European Council, Hon. Charles Michel on the sidelines of the COP26 on November 1, 2021.
According to a release from the Embassy of Liberia to the European Union, the discussion aimed at strengthening Economic Cooperation, and maintain relations with the EU as well as future cooperation possibilities and joint efforts to reach sustainable development and climate.
During the Meeting, President of the Liberia thanked the European Union on behalf of the people of Liberia and his own name for its continuous support and partnership aim at strengthening relationship and as well as enhancing the spirit of Africa-Europe through the OACPS framework.
For his Part, President Michel expressed his appreciation for the level of commitment and cooperation of the Government of Liberia towards multilateralism and reassured President Weah of future cooperation possibilities and joint efforts to reach climates and sustainable development goals.
It can be recalled that in February 2018, the EU programmed its Financial support to Liberia through the National Indicative Programme and the 11EDF for period 2018-2020 with KEY interventions aimed at responding to the government PRO-POOR AGENDA.
Currently, the European Union supports Liberia’s development efforts through direct budget support, Infrastructure, Sustainable Economic growth, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Agriculture and fisheries, Migration and mobility, Peace and Security, Cooperative investment in Youth through market-responsive education.