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Pres. Sirleaf on solidarity visit to Cote D' Ivoire

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President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

( 17, 2016)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is in the Ivory Coast on a solidarity and sympathy visit to the Coastal Resort of Grand Bassam, recently attacked by terrorists.

President Johnson-Sirleaf, upon arrival at the Grand Bassam Coastal Resort , expressed deep sadness over the horrific incident and sympathy to the people of Ivory Coast and other countries whose citizens lost their lives in the attack.

Over 18 people currently reported to have died and several seriously injured when gunmen opened fire amidst huge crowd in the area.

She deposited a wreath at the Etoile du Sud Hotel, alongside one previously deposited by Ivorian President, Alasanne Quatarra.

The Liberian Leader is meanwhile expected to deliver the Keynote Address at the 14th Replenishment Convocation of the African Development Bank (ADB).

The 14th Replenishment Convocation of the ADB, a key partner in Liberia’s reconstruction drive, is taking place today (Thursday, March 17, 2016) in the Ivorian Capital, Abidjan.

According to Information Minister, Eugene Nagbe, the Liberian President will conclude her visit with a bilateral meeting with her Ivorian Counterpart, Alasanne Quatarra at the Ivorian Presidency.

At the same time, President Johnson-Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the Government and people of Ireland on the occasion marking St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day, otherwise known as the Feast of St. Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17 each year to commemorate the traditional death date of St. Patrick, considered by the Irish people as the formost patron Saint of Ireland.

In her message to her Irish Counterpart, the Liberian Leader extended heartfelt congratulations to the Government and peace-loving people of Ireland.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the President expressed the hope that Liberia's relations with Ireland will continue to be marked by cordiality and genuine progress.

She wished her Irish Counterpart continued good health and happiness, and sustained peace and prosperity for the Government and people of Ireland.



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