President George Manneh Weah has visited Dakar, Senegal for an official state visit. According to the Executive Mansion, he was given a warm welcome by his host, president Macky Sall and Members of the ECOWAS Parliament. Accompanied by Liberia’s First Lady Clar Marie Weah and some government officials, President Weah is in Senegal on a mission of gratitude and respect.
Senegal’s presidency shared on its twitter handler that people got out in their numbers to receive George Weah upon his arrival.
Le Chef de l'Etat @Macky_Sall a accueilli ce matin son homologue du Libéria @GeorgeWeahOff, venu à #dakar pour une visite de travail et d’amitié. Dans les rues, un accueil populaire leur a été réservé. 🇸🇳🇱🇷 #kebetu pic.twitter.com/Vbcvn8T8SD
— Présidence Sénégal (@PR_Senegal) February 15, 2018
While in Senegal, the Liberian leader thanked the Senegalese leader for the very important role he played and continues to play in Africa and ECOWAS in fostering peace, stability and the rule of law.
President Weah also lauded his Senegalese counterpart and his Government for their role in mediating a peaceful transition in Gambia.
He used the occasion to inform his counterpart about the deplorable state of the Liberian economy and stressed that unemployment is at an unprecedented high. President Weah acknowledged that expectations are extremely high, and that he realizes that his government will not be able to deliver on the promise of change for the betterment of Liberia and the people of Liberia, without urgent and significant assistance from friendly governments – such as the Government of Senegal and other friendly institutions.
The Senegalese head assured the Liberian Leader that his Government stands ready to support Liberia and the Weah-led Agenda. He further acknowledged the longstanding relationship that exists between both countries and the need to further strengthen that relationship for the common good of their respective countries.
The second leg will take him to Morocco on a private visit from February 16, to February 20, 2018.
A release on the Executive Mansion’s official website informs that President Weah will also pay an official visit to France where he is expected to meet his French counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron from February 21, to February 23, 2018.