Liberia’s Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Cianeh Howard-Taylor on Thursday, May 10, 2018 held talks with the new Lebanese Ambassador to Liberia, Mr. Henri Kastoun at her capitol building office in Monrovia. The Lebanese envoy disclosed plans during the meeting to launch a scholarship program for Liberian students desirous of pursuing higher education in Lebanon.

In remarks, VP Howard-Taylor welcomed the Lebanese Ambassador to Liberia and reiterated President George Manneh Weah’s statement that Liberia is opened for business.

According to a press release issued by the Vice President’s office, Veep Howard-Taylor emphasized that investment opportunities should provide long-term jobs for the growing youthful population of Liberia.

She asked Ambassador Kastoun to consider arranging a Trade Delegation of Lebanese Government Officials and Businessmen to visit Liberia and explore investment opportunities.

Speaking earlier, Amb. Kastoun congratulated the VP on her election as Vice President and praised Liberia for a peaceful political transition which offers promising democratic prospects for African countries.

He recalled the positive role of the Lebanese Cultural Union in Liberia which has a new leadership and has been helpful in providing equipment for skill-training of students at William V.S. Tubman High School.

The Lebanese Ambassador to Liberia added that the Lebanese Cultural Union will begin a Scholarship program very soon to assist students in the pursuit of their educational sojourn

The Ambassador highlighted that Liberia has huge investment potential in the tourism, medical and energy sectors.

         

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