Political & Economic Affairs
The combined Political and Economic Section is responsible for the conduct of bilateral relations with the Government of Liberia (GoL) on political and economic policy matters. The Section ensures that the U.S. Department of State and other U.S. government agencies are aware of significant political and economic developments, including domestic developments in Liberia. We also work where possible to coordinate U.S. and GoL positions on sub-regional, African, and international issues ranging from peace and security to human rights to trade.
The Political and Economic Section maintains official contact with Liberian government Ministries and offices, members of the Legislature and other elected officials, political parties, non-governmental organizations, academics, and business leaders. We seek input from a wide range of Liberians from around the country to better understand their diverse views and perspectives. As we listen to Liberian points of view, we also advocate for policies consistent with U.S. interests, assess the degree of support for U.S. policies, and try to maximize cooperation with Liberia in areas of mutual concern.
We promote trade and commercial ties between Liberia and the United States by informing U.S. businesses of opportunities in the Liberian market and assisting U.S. companies who wish to find local partners or do business in Liberia.
Finally, the Embassy's small grant program, the Ambassador's Self-Help Program, also fits within the Political/Economic section. Each year, the Self-Help program coordinators evaluate proposals from community-based, not-for-profit organizations around Liberia for assistance and provide funding for deserving projects.
Political and Economic Section
Phone: (+231) 77-677-7319
Fax: (+231) 77-677-7370