Vice President Kamala Harris spoke today with President Joseph Boakai of Liberia. The Vice President welcomed Liberia’s free and fair elections and peaceful transfer of power, and highlighted Liberia’s commitment to democracy as an example for the region and the world. The Vice President and President Boakai discussed the importance of good governance and how it is essential for prosperity, and they agreed to work together to strengthen democracy in West Africa. The Vice President also underscored rule of law and transparency as fundamental elements needed to increase U.S. private sector investment in Liberia, and reiterated the U.S. government focus on facilitating private sector investment in Africa, including the $8 billion in commitments announced during the Vice President’s March 2023 visit to the continent. The Vice President and President Boakai expressed their shared commitment to global peace and stability, including freedom of navigation in the Red Sea, and the Vice President recognized Liberia’s contribution to global security, including its transition from a country hosting UN peacekeeping operations to providing UN peacekeepers around the world.


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