Liberian President Weah attends Paris peace forum

President Dr. George Manneh Weah and First Lady Clar M. Weah Arrive in Paris
Photo: Executive Mansion

Liberian President Dr. George Manneh Weah is in France to attend the Paris Peace Forum which begins formally on Tuesday.

President Weah is also expected to hold bilateral discussions with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday.

The meeting between the two leaders will take place on the back of a dinner at the l’Elysee Palace in Paris. The dinner is being tendered by the French leader for all heads of state and government participating in the forum.

President Weah’s meeting with President Macron is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties between Liberia and France as well as soliciting and attracting French investments to Liberia.

The Liberian leader hopes to solicit youth empowerment initiatives, including scholarships for Liberians.

Additionally, President Weah will hold discussions with other heads of state and governments on the margins of the forum.

Similarly, last year, President Weah met with the US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir, among others.

President Weah is accompanied to the event by his wife, Clar M. Weah and several top Liberian government officials.

Members of Liberia’s delegation include ministers who will also participate in the UNESCO General Assembly taking place concurrently in Paris.

The Paris Peace Forum, which ends on Wednesday, is aimed at encouraging international cooperation and collective action for a peaceful world.

There will be presentations, discussions and progress on innovative, real-world solutions.

The forum takes into consideration that enhancing, rethinking or creating new rules, standards and best practices promote good governance and better world for all.

The forum will highlight that in a deteriorated international environment it is still possible to advance governance solutions and launch new initiatives to tackle global challenges with entrepreneurial ideas and contributions from all actors—including states, international organization, and civil society.

The 2019 Paris Peace Forum received more than 700 applications from project leaders in 115 countries seeking to expand their impact by participating in the event.

The one hundred projects chosen by the Selection Committee reflect a truly global perspective, representing all regions of the world.

This year, nearly half (48%) are already implementing their projects across several continents or globally. Others are predominantly concentrated in Africa (12%), Asia (11%), Central and Latin America (10%), and the Middle East (7%).



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