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Prez. Conde wants unity in Ebola fight

Augustine Myers/Benjamin S. Taingay
 Guinean President, Alpha Conde
Guinean President, Alpha Conde

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Feb. 10, 2015)-Guinean President, Alpha Conde, is calling for a unified front in tackling Ebola in the three countries hard-hit by the epidemic.

President Conde spoke of the need to holda two-day Technical and Ministerial MeetingFriday and Saturday, February 13 and 14, 2015. He said the meeting will allow leaders of the three Ebola-affected countries speak with one voice in the international community.

The Guinean President made the statement Tuesday, February 10, 2015 when he paid a solidarity visit to his Liberian counterpart at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia.

Speaking at a joint press conference at the Ministry, President Conde said: “My visit to Liberia was to show solidarity and compassion to the Liberian Government and people.”

“My visit further demonstrates Liberia and Guinea’s common destiny in the wake of the Ebola crisis.”

He expressed satisfaction that Liberia now has only 4 Ebola cases, hoping that there will be no cases anymore, and that Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone will come out of the current health crisis.

In response, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf extolled the Guinean Leader and delegation’s visit and recounted the long-standing bilateral relationship between Guinea and Liberia.

“This bilateral relationshiphas experienced difficulties,” he further noted. President Johnson-Sirleaf, however, said such bonds of friendship between the two West Africannations have grown stronger over the last few years.

The Liberian Leader then commended her Guinean counterpartfor the level of encouragement he continues to demonstrate in the fight against Ebola. Liberia looks forward to working along with Guinea as both countries move toward a common objective to improve the lives of our citizens,” she added.


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