First Lady Clar Marie Weah is commending the visiting Chinese Henan Province Delegation for its willingness and readiness to partner with Liberia in supporting developmental initiatives of the country.
Mrs. Weah also praised the swiftness of the Henan Province Business Community in travelling to Liberia as a result of her recent trip to China in May this year. The Liberian First Lady spoke recently when she received in audience a thirteen-member Chinese business delegation at her offices on Capitol Hill.
The delegation represents six companies including China Energy, Power China and Flauxi Supervision. The Chinese who have been in country since the weekend were accompanied by Ambassador McKinley Thomas and Grand Bassa County Senator Jonathan Kaipay to the First Lady’s Office.
Mrs. Weah informed the delegation that Liberia is open to do business with China in ways that bring maximum benefits to the Liberian people, especially through job creation, training opportunities among others.
The discussions between the First Lady and the Chinese Business Delegation also focused on the need to support humanitarian initiatives in Liberia through the Clar Hope Foundation. She acquainted the delegation about the various projects and programs being identified by the Foundation to help improve the living condition of less-fortunate Liberians as she craves for their support.
“The need to empower rural women in agriculture by providing the needed skills and equipment, the construction of a maternal hospital and the Hope Community where wayward youths would be transformed among others is the goal of the Foundation,’’ Madam Weah informed the team.
At the same time, First Lady Weah narrated to the delegation of the urgent need for help at the government hospital in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County which was gutted by fire on two separate occasions recently.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Weah thanked Liberia’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China for working with the Henan Business Community to make its visit to Liberia successful.
For his part, Ambassador Thomas extolled the First Lady’s initiatives to assist the underprivileged people and assured his commitment to continue soliciting support for such worthy endeavor.
Speaking earlier, the head of the delegation Yon Ge expressed gratitude to the First Lady for the warm reception accorded them since their arrival in the country. Mr. Ge and his delegation reaffirmed their interest in partnering with the Mrs. Weah’s foundation and others to support infrastructural and economic development programs in Liberia.
He said they were here to not only hold discussion with the First Lady and other members of government on opportunities for investing in Liberia, but also to tour potential sites in the country for possible future investment.