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Pres. Sirleaf addresses US Senate, extols US Govt.

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President Sirleaf interacting with some of the American Law Makers after the occasion.
President Sirleaf interacting with some of the American Law Makers after the occasion.

(elbcradio.com / Feb. 26, 2015)-Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has praised the Government and people of the United States for their immense support to Liberia’s Ebola fight.

President Sirleaf described America’s intervention in the fight against Ebola as timely and memorable.

The Liberian Leader said: “Liberia has resolved to reach zero infection in April this year, as the country is gradually making progress in the Ebola fight and returning to normalcy.”

President Sirleaf made the statement Wednesday, February 26, 2015 when she addressed the United States Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the United States.

“We are grateful to the US Government and President Obama for their support. You didn’t run away from Liberia when we really needed your assistance,” she said.

President Sirleaf also extolled international partners and other friendly governments for their contributions toward Liberia’s fight against Ebola.

At the same time, the Liberian Leader called for more support as the country strives toward reaching zero infection of Ebola cases.

“As Liberia transitions from Ebola treatment to prevention, Government will prioritize health revitalization in its post-Ebola recovery,” the President said.

Meanwhile, President Obama is expected to meet with President Sirleaf this Friday, February 27, 2015, at the White House, in Washington, D.C., the United States of America.

The Washington talks will highlight wide range of issues, particularly on Ebola impacts in Liberia and the entire sub region.

 


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