Presidents of MRC Countries Hold Talks

The Heads of State of countries of Mano River Union comprising, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire have reaffirmed their determination to combine their efforts to take appropriate actions to deal with the current prevailing and emerging challenges facing the sub-region.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Heads of State reiterated their strong will to take all required actions to speed up socio-economic development and integration in the Sub-region, and expressed their support and commitment to ensuring the conduct of free and fair presidential and legislative elections in Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire.

The Summit expressed delight over the relative peace and stability prevailing in the Mano River Basin as well as the positive developments geared towards the return to democratic government in the countries of Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire.

The Summit Meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the countries of Mano River Union was held in Conakry, Guinea on 24 April 2010, and was attended by Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia and Chairperson of the Union; His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone; and His Excellency General Sekouba Konate, Interim Head of state of the Republic of Guinea and host of the Summit.

During their frank deliberations, the leaders deeply considered and reflected on issues of common concern and interest relating to the progress made on the revitalization and operations of the Secretariat of the Union.