Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, travels to Liberia on June 10 and 11, 2021. This is the first visit by a French foreign minister to Liberia in more than 40 years. .
The Minister will be received in audience by the President of the Republic, George Weah, and will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah. These talks will make it possible to discuss the strengthening of Franco-Liberian relations, in particular in the areas of development, the economy, security and the Francophonie. The Minister will also discuss regional issues with his interlocutors, as well as the role that Liberia could play, particularly within ECOWAS and the African Union.
Jean-Yves Le Drian will inaugurate the new site of the Alliance Française in Monrovia, a symbol of the strengthening of the relationship between Liberia and the French-speaking world. He will meet young Liberians who are beneficiaries of French Development Agency projects aimed at promoting their entry into the labor market, as well as pupils and students learning French. Finally, the Minister will discuss, with French companies established in Liberia, the prospects for strengthening Franco-Liberian economic relations.