…As Outgoing Nigerian Envoy To Liberia, Amb. Dimka paid him farewell visit
President George Manneh WEAH of Liberia has canvassed an increase in regional collaboration between Liberia and Nigeria, assuring that both countries will continue to work together towards common regional objectives.
President Weah made the request at the occasion marking the end of his tenure of outgoing Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Ambassador James G. Dimka, who conferred with the Liberian President.
President Weah noted the long history of Nigeria/Liberia relations, especially Nigeria’s efforts towards the resolution of the decade old civil war, stating that Liberians consider Nigerians as brothers. The Liberian President expressed delight at Nigeria’s support for his pro-poor agenda, and assured of Liberia’s commitment to deliver good governance.
On his part, Ambassador Dimka hailed Liberia as an important partner to Nigeria, which has culminated in regional and sub-regional cooperation.
Dimka thanked the Liberian government for extending support, under the ECOWAS platform, towards the re-election of Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina as the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) as well as the recent backing given to the election bid of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is aiming the top seat of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Ambassador Dimka used the occasion to reiterate Nigerian government’s appreciation at the conferment of the Liberia’s highest honor – “The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of the Venerable Order of the Pioneers” on President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Nigerian envoy implored President Weah to continue focusing on providing the needed social services to Liberians, stressing that the majority of the electorates expect nothing less.
At the meeting, the two discussed long standing relations between Nigerian and Liberia, as well as prospects for increased regional cooperation.