Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Liberia
United States President Barack Obama has pledged to work with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to strengthen the Liberian economy, rebuild infrastructure and accelerate growth in the country.
He pledged the U.S. Government’s commitment to assist in everything from “Millennial Challenge grants to encouraging international investment, to the return of Peace Corps volunteers.”
Obama added: “We want to accelerate… some of the efforts that President Sirleaf had already begun to reduce corruption, and to make sure that prosperity and growth is broad-based, not just in Monrovia, but throughout rural areas.
That’s the kind of partnership that we’re looking forward to, and we could not have a better partner than President Sirleaf.”