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Ministry of Defense praises US Government

Kolubah Zayzay
A line up of  AFL high ranking officers
A line up of AFL high ranking officers

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Dec. 4, 2014)-Acting Minister of National Defense, Joseph Johnson, has praised the United States Government for the country’s continued support to ebola-affected West African countries.

Acting Minister Johnson particularly commended US Assistant Secretary for Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, Michael Lumpkin, for highlighting Liberia’s plight to the US Government.
A release quotes Minister Johnson as re-echoing statement by the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

Recently, President Johnson-Sirleaf said: “The AFL would now turn its attention to a more civil-oriented mission as a force for good in the fight against Ebola in the country.

He made the statement Thursday, December 4, 2014 when a 5-member US delegation, headed by the US Assistant Defense Secretary, Mr. Limpkin, paid him a courtesy visit at the Defense Ministry.

Mr. Lumpkin expressed gratitude to Liberia and the Defense Ministry for the support given the US troops in the country.

“The support from the AFL was greatly helping the US troops to ably respond expeditiously,” he added.
The delegation is on a three-day visit to assess the current state of Liberia’s fight against the Ebola virus, specifically the US support to the fight.

At the same time, Acting Defense Minister Johnson and the Commander of the 101st Airborne Division, Major General Gary Volesky, paid an assessment visit to Greenville, Sinoe County.

The two senior military officers had gone to Sinoe County to assess on-going projects being undertaken by Operation United Assistance (OUA).

 


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