China Brings In US$2M Supplies For LNP

first_imgPro Temp A. Z. Jallah Chinese Ambassador to Liberia Zhang Yue said a consignment of assorted items assessed at US$2 mullion for use by the Liberia National Police (LNP) is currently at the National Port Authority (NPA) waiting to be cleared.Ambassador Yue said his government is considering sending some medical supplies for soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).The Chinese Ambassador made the disclosure recently when he paid a courtesy call on the President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Armah Zolu Jallah, at his Capitol Building offices in Monrovia.Amb Zhang YueAmb. Zhang during the meeting informed Senator Jallah that he is immensely satisfied with what he described as the cordial relationship between both countries especially in the areas of economic cooperation, peace and security.“The Chinese government is highly contemplating providing support to recondition some of Liberia’s feeder roads to help farmers have access to the main road,” the Chinese Ambassador said.  He has meanwhile promised to hold consultations with his government to provide support to road construction in Liberia, promising to help support feeder road projects in Gbarpolu County.Amb. Zhang assured Liberians that he will forever remain a friend to the country to solicit help from the Government of the People’s Republic of China, citing examples of China’s interventions in the Liberian economy, the Liberian Airport Expansion Project, the construction of the Ministerial Complex, and the construction of an annex to the Capitol Building.In response, Pro Tempore Jallah, who chairs the Gbarpolu County Legislative Caucus, lauded the bilateral relationship between Liberia and Mainland China, which he said has accrued many dividends to both countries including reciprocal diplomatic ties, road construction, sports, and health.Jallah highlighted the involvement of soldiers of the AFL in community development projects, including using China-donated yellow machines to construct a 15.5-kilometer road in Gou’Nwolalla District, Gbarpolu County connecting the district to surrounding towns and villages.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

Let India beat Pakistan and ensure they don’t advance in World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar

first_imgFormer captain Sunil Gavaskar is of the opinion that India should look to play Pakistan and beat them in the upcoming ICC World Cup match on June 16 rather than boycott the arch-rivals in the tournament.Gavaskar’s suggestion is purely based on logic than emotions which are currently running high in the country following the Pulwama terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans lost their lives on February 14.Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the ghastly attack on the CRPF bus which was blown up by a Jaish suicide bomber.Speaking to India Today’s Rajdeep Sardesai, Gavaskar, who was part of India’s first World Cup-winning team in 1983, provided a different solution from the ones that are being suggested by the likes of Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh, who feel boycotting Pakistan in the tournament is the best way forward.Gavaskar said not playing bilateral cricket hurts Pakistan more but giving away two points in a tournament like the World Cup would end up hurting India eventually.”If India decide not to play Pakistan in the World Cup, who wins? Pakistan will get two points. We have beaten them every time in World Cups. We can play them and beat them and make sure they don’t reach the semi-finals. Not playing bilateral series vs Pakistan hurts them.”I know India are strong enough to qualify by not playing Pakistan. Not playing bilaterally hurts them. But it’s a World Cup, it’s two points…,” Gavaskar said.advertisementThe Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) reportedly wants the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to write a letter to the International Cricket Council (ICC) asking the world governing body to ban Pakistan from the upcoming World Cup in May-June.Gavaskar though feels, this is a step which India can look to take but it won’t result in anything eventually.”It will not happen because the other countries have to agree. India can certainly go ahead but that is not likely to happen.”The right forum is at the United Nations. I am not too sure the International Cricket Conference is the right forum to bring this up. We are all down with the tragedy. I am not too sure it will work because the other countries might say it’s an internal issue between two countries so please don’t involve us,” Gavaskar said.Also Read | Sunil Gavaskar to Imran Khan: You are my friend. Where is Naya Pakistan?Also Read | India can try and throw Pakistan out of World Cup but it won’t happen: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Keep Pakistan out of Cricket World Cup, BCCI to tell ICC in wake of Pulwama terror attackAlso Read | India should put pressure on ICC to throw Pakistan out of the World Cup: Chetan Chauhanlast_img read more