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Liberia has has a very strong relationship with the West (the U.S.). China and Libya are prominent international partners in Liberia's reconstruction. Liberia also has diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Liberia is a founding member of the United Nations and its specialized agencies and is a member of the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Development Bank (ADB), the Mano River Union (MRU), and the Non-Aligned Movement.

Among the World leaders who visited the country during the Johnson-Sirleaf's Administration first one thousand days in office  include:
President George W. Bush of the United States
Former President William Jefferson Clinton of the United  States of America
President Hu Jintao of the People's Republic of China
President Mary Mc Aleese of Ireland
German Chancellor Ms. Angela Merkel
President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone
President John Koufour of Ghana
President Laurent Gbagbo of Cote D'Ivoire
Former President Tiejan Kabba of Sierra Leone
The Secretary-General of the United Nations
Mr. Bank Ki-moon and UN former Secretary General Mr. Kofi Ananan.

Other high profile dignitaries include:
The five former African Presidents from the African Forum
The First Lady of the United States, Ms. Laura Bush
U. S. Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice
Former President of the World Bank Paul Wolfowity
Current World Bank President Robert Zoullick
U. S. Congressional delegation headed by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representative. 

 

http://www.mofa.gov.lr/press.php?news_id=145
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/6618.htm

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Wow, I was not aware of the United States' long history with Liberia

Hmm, I don't remember Bill Clinton being involved with Liberia, but thanks for the information!

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