Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 2, 2013

Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will present opening remarks to the inaugural session of the U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue, Tuesday, May 7, at the U.S. Institute for Peace. A high-level Liberian delegation, led by Augustine Ngafuan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be in Washington D.C. to attend the meeting of the Dialogue intended to promote diplomatic and economic cooperation between the United States and Liberia and ensure sustained bilateral engagement on issues of mutual interest.

The two governments will engage in working group sessions to enhance U.S.-Liberia partnerships in agriculture and food security, and energy and power infrastructure. In the afternoon, the U.S. Institute of Peace will host a public outreach event where the Liberian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance, Minister of Agriculture, and Minister of Commerce and Industry will discuss Liberia’s inclusive development strategy and take questions from the audience and via social media. 


PRN: 2013/0504