Paris, France - Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Sr., and the French Minister of State for Development and Francophinie, Jean-Marie Le Guen, have held talks in Paris centered around the promotion of Liberia-France bilateral relations, as well as enhancing development, trade and cooperation.
Vice President Boakai admonished the many contributions of the French Government and welcomed more development in the areas of mining, fisheries, agriculture and tourism.
He also emphasized the need to see more improvements and assistance in the areas of electrical power, technical and vocational education, road network, information and technology and transportation.
Vice President Boakai and the French Minister State for Development, Mr. Le Guen discussed the stronger ties and cooperation existing between the two countries, thus seeing the need to review the issuance of French visa in collaboration with other EU Embassies with offices in Monrovia.
Minister Le Guen assured Vice President Boakai of the need to review the status of the French institute in Monrovia, Alliance Francaise, to have it revamped and operational as well as looking at the need to have discussion of the return of Air France to the country.
He said Liberia remains one of its allies in Africa and having a stronger partnership to engender development and cooperation, will be monumental and in the best interest of the two countries.
Vice President Boakai was accompanied to the meeting by His Excellency, Dr. C. William Allen, Liberia's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the French Republic.