Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair has held talks with Liberia’s new President George Manneh Weah during his visit to Dakar, Senegal.
Blair said that the meeting was to reassure his support and commitment to the success of the Weah-led administration.
He said it was a pledge he made when he initially called to congratulate then President-elect Gorge Weah.
According to an Executive Mansion dispatch from Dakar, Blair informed President Weah that his organization, the African Governance Initiative (AGI) has been working in Liberia and would like to continue its work under the CDC administration.
Blair recounted the generic problems faced by most developing countries and that of the 30 countries his organization operates in, which he outlined as infrastructure, electricity, agriculture, basic education, and health.
The former British Prime Minister assured President Weah that if called upon, he would be willing not only to give advice but help with policies as well as galvanize funds through different channels other than the traditional financing medium that most developing countries may have followed for many years.
For his part, President Weah commended Blair for his leadership and work in Liberia and other developing countries. The Liberian leader applauded the British Statesman for offering his support to the new administration when called upon and informed him that his assistance will be greatly needed in implementing his pro-poor agenda.
President Weah also met members of the ECOWAS Parliament and thanked them for their work towards sustainable development and growth in Africa; their efforts aimed at fostering peace and stability within the ECOWAS region and Africa at large.
The President officially extended farewell to the regional body and expressed profound gratitude to them for accommodating him as one of their members when he served as Head of the Liberian Delegation to the ECOWAS Parliament.
Later in the evening, the ECOWAS Parliamentarian Women Wing paid a courtesy visit on President Weah to officially congratulate him on his milestone achievement as President of Liberia and to wish him success as he steers the state of affairs of the Liberian people.