Thursday, January 18, 2007

Yenga Saga: Liberia to intervene between Sierra Leone and Guinea

The Liberian Vice President, Joseph Nyuma Boakai who visited Sierra Leone very recently, paid a courtesy call on the Vice President of Sierra Leone Solomon Berewa, during which he expressed political concerns over the Guinea and Sierra Leone Yenga border Saga.

Hon. Boakai, who himself has strong links to Sierra Leone, informed that the Liberian government wanted to see peace and harmony prevail between member countries of the Mano River Union. VP Joseph Boakai noted that he is very much impressed with the steady political and economic progress that Sierra Leone is currently making, and assured VP Solomon Berewa, that Liberia will give out their relentless efforts to support the Sierra Leone Government, adding that, the bilateral ties between the two countries will continue to flourish.

Hon. Joseph Boakai expressed gratitude to VP Berewa for the kind cooperation shown to his delegation during their stay in the country. He also acknowledged the meaningful contributions through out the years made by Sierra Leone towards the development of Liberia..

In response to the Liberian Vice president, Solomon Berewa disclosed to Joseph Nyuma Boakai that the Sierra Leone government has devised several diplomatic measures to end the border issue and had held several discussions with the Guinean government so far on the issue. On behalf of the people of Sierra Leone, Solomon Berewa welcomed the proposed intervention of Liberia in the Yenga saga adding that Yenga belonged to Sierra Leone but was occupied by the Guinean army during Sierra Leone’s decade long rebel war.

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