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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it has been alerted about two separate communications (each dated August 19, 2016 respectively) signed by the former Speaker of the erstwhile Transitional Legislative Assembly, George Dweh, to authorities of the Republic of Taiwan suggesting bilateral discussions for the establishment of an economic trade link with the government of Liberia.

The government in a release said, Mr. Dweh who is a former government official and has never been an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs nor has he had any official relation with the Ministry has never been an envoy of Liberia.

The Liberian government made it clear that Mr. Dweh has never, at any time, held meetings with any official of the Foreign Ministry on any matter relating to the Republic of Taiwan.

“The government of Liberia takes this matter very seriously and, because of the gravity, has alerted the relevant security agencies to investigate the matter so as to avert a diplomatic faux pas with the friendly government of the People’s Republic of China as well as to determine his motivation for this dubious overture.

“The Government of Liberia reaffirms its commitment to the “One China Policy” and its support to China’s concept of “one country, two systems” and every effort by the Chinese Government to achieve national reunification,” the statement read.