Liberia, Japan Sign U$2.7m Grant To Support Liberia’s Health Sector
Monrovia – The Governments of the Republic of Liberia and Japan have signed US$2.7 million grant agreement geared towards supporting the Liberian health sector.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the signing ceremony took place on Monday, April 8th in the Minister’s Conference Room on the 4th floor of the Ministry.
Liberia’s Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Milton Findley signed on behalf of the Liberian Government while the Japanese Ambassador to Liberia, H.E. Tsutomu Himeno signed for the Japanese Government.
According to the release, the Japanese grant will help provide medical equipment for major health facilities across the nation aimed at building a resilience health sector.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, Liberia’s Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Milton Findley described the Agreement as a manifestation of the continuous support from the Government of Japan to Liberia, adding “the assistance will go a long way in addressing some of the challenges Liberia is faced with.
Minister Findley expressed Liberia’s deepest gratitude and appreciation to the Government and People of Japan for what he termed as a laudable assistance to Liberia at this critical time in the nation’s history.
The Dean of the Cabinet told the Japanese Envoy that Liberia looks forward to deepen cooperation with japan as well as to strengthen the existing bilateral ties between the two countries.
For his part, Japanese Ambassador accredited to Liberia, H.E. Tsutomu Himeno said the 2.7 Million Grant Agreement signifies the mutual friendship and ties between Liberia and Japan, as well as the cordial friendship between the Presidents of Liberia and japan.
Ambassador Himeno noted that the Japanese Government attaches serious value to her assistance provided towards the Liberia’s health sector which he stated is essential to the survival and wellbeing of Liberia and its people.
He also stated that the Grant is a part of efforts by Japan to support its TICAD initiative in Liberia, as well as to promote the high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners from Japan.