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VP Boakai Wants Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire Maritime Boundary Set
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VP Boakai Wants Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire Maritime Boundary Set
By Prince S. Nagbe

MONROVIA, August 10 (LINA) – Vice President Joseph Boakai has stressed the need for Liberia and Ivory Coast to work together to amicably establish a common maritime boundary between the two countries.

He wants the boundary established through a Joint Technical Committee that will work in conformity with the technical guidelines and specifications of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Speaking at a program marking the 56th Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire in Monrovia on Tuesday, Vice President Boakai said the initiative will lay the framework for mutual exchanges beneficial to both countries.

He assured the Government and people of Cote d’Ivoire of Liberia’s fullest support for ongoing discussions to review and implement a Cooperation Agreement signed between both countries since 1978 to develop the Tiboto Hydroelectric dam.

According to the Liberian Vice President, the project will address one of the most important development needs, which is energy, to facilitate manufacturing and the establishment of industries in both countries.

“I am pleased that we have resumed bilateral discussions to review earlier cooperation agreements and finalize the proposed agreements aimed at further expanding trade and economic development between our two countries,” he said.

VP Baokai added: “We anticipate that the Joint Commission framework will facilitate deepened cross-border exchanges in all spheres."

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