Liberia – Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian (10 and 11 June 2021)


Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is visiting Liberia from June 10 to 11. This is the first visit by a French foreign minister to Liberia in more than 40 years.

The minister will be received by President George Weah and will meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah. These meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss the strengthening of French-Liberian relations, notably with respect to development, the economy, security and French language and culture. The minister will also discuss regional issues with his interlocutors, as well as the role Liberia can play, notably within ECOWAS and the African Union.

Jean-Yves Le Drian will inaugurate the new Alliance Française de Monrovia site, which reflects the strengthening of relations between Liberia and the French-speaking world. He will meet with young Liberians who are benefiting from French Development projects aimed at facilitating their entry into the labor market, as well as pupils and students who are learning French. Lastly, the minister will discuss with French companies based in Liberia prospects for strengthening French-Liberian economic relations.