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Norwegian Ambassador Presents letters to Prez. Sirleaf

By Ferricks Dainsee
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The Norwegian national flag

(mylbsonline.com/Liberia/Dec.18/2013) The Norwegian Ambassador to Liberia, Hege Hertzberg, has presented her letters of credence to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

Ambassador Hertzberg made the presentation at the Foreign Ministry on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Norwegian Ambassador praised the cordial ties subsisting between Liberia and Norway.

She said: “Norwegian/Liberian relations came to a full height two years ago with the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Johnson-Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee.”

Ambassador Hertzberg lauded the Liberian President for the rapid transformation in the country and promised Norway’s continued support to reconstruction of the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant.

The Mount Coffee Hydro Plant, located in White Plains Settlement, West of Montserrado County, is Liberia’s foremost power plant that provided energy to the country prior to the 15-year civil crisis.

She also promised her government’s support to building government ministries and agencies’ institutional capacities.

“My government was impressed with the fight against corruption in Liberia,” Ambassador Hertzberg also noted.

Responding to the Norwegian Ambassador’s statements, President Johnson-Sirleaf expressed delight over the increased level of support Liberia continues to receive from Norway dating as far back as the 1860s. 

The Liberian Leader said: “The 1863 treaty subsequently led to the establishment of the cemented corporation in Liberia, and the Norwegian Refugee’s instrumentality in assisting thousands of Liberians.

President Johnson-Sirleaf also commended the Norwegian Government for its contributions to achieving peace and sanity in Liberia, and for the waver of over US$4b that Liberia owed the international Community, including Norway.

 


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