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Liberian Presidential Election
(Statement by Foreign Minister KAMIKAWA Yoko)

November 24, 2023

Following the Liberian presidential run-off election held on November 14, the National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia announced on November 20 that Mr. Joseph Boakai of the Unity Party (UP) , won more votes than incumbent President Mr. George Weah, and that Mr. Boakai had become an elected president.

Japan welcomes the active participation of the Liberian people in the election showing their respect for democracy, and the peaceful holding of the election. Japan also congratulates Mr. Boakai on his election.

Japan expects Liberia will continue to foster socio-economic development under the leadership of the new President. Japan is committed to further strengthening the friendly and cooperative relationship with Liberia.

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