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President of Republic of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited India

Sep 15, 2013 18:49 IST

Ellen Johnson SirleafThe President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid an official visit to India since 9 September 2013 to 13 September 2013 at the invitation of the President of India. During this visit, India and Liberia held discussions on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest with the Prime Minister of India.

On 12 September 2013, the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2012 was conferred upon President Sirleaf. The Prize was awarded to her for serving as an example and inspiration to women in Africa and beyond and for ensuring the return of peace, democracy and development in Liberia.

The following agreements were signed during the visit:
a) Agreement on Establishment of Joint Commission between India and Liberia
b) MoU between Foreign Service Institutes of India and Liberia
c) MoU on cooperation in the field of Oil and Gas between India and Liberia
d) Agreement between Exim Bank and Government of Liberia for a Line of Credit of 144 million US dollars for funding a power transmission and distribution project in Liberia

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