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Pres. Sirleaf consoles Belgium on deadly terrorist attacks

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President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

( 23, 2016)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has sent a message of condolence to the Government and people of the Kingdom of Belgium on the recent terrorist attack in Brussels.

Early Tuesday morning, March 22, 2016, terrorists carried out three bomb attacks in the Belgium Capital killing more than 30 people and injuring dozens more.

The attacks mainly took place at Brussels Zaventem Airport in Brussels at about 8 am local time and a city metro station.

Twin blasts hit Zaventem airport, with 11 people reportedly killed as a result of the blasts, while another explosion struck Maelbeek Metro Station near the EU Headquarters an hour later, leaving about 20 people dead.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, President Johnson-Sirleaf, in her message to King Phillipe, expressed deep regrets, following the distressing events of possible suicide explosions at the Brussels Airport and at a subway system, respectively.

She said Liberia is saddened by the loss of lives resulting from these immoral acts.

The Liberian Leader extended heartfelt sympathy to the Government and people of Belgium, especially to the victims’ families.

At  the Germany Embassay: The   German Ambassador, Foreign Affairs Minister, Marjon Kamara , the  Youth and Sports Minister, Saa Charles N’Tow,  and Internal Affairs Minister, Henrique Tokpah. Pix-Credit: Albert K. Jajja


In a related development, President Johnson-Sirleaf has also sent a condolence message to the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, on the death of former Germany Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle. Dr. Guido Westerwelle (54), died on March 18.

He served as Foreign Minister in the second cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel and as Vice Chancellor of Germany from 2009 to 2011. A lawyer by profession, he was a member of the Bundestag from 1996 to 2013.

The Liberian Leader expressed sincere condolences to her German counterpart and the people of Germany, especially Dr. Westerwelle’s family.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Dean of the Cabinet, Marjon Kamara, led an array of Government officials to the German Embassy near Monrovia Tuesday to sign the Book of Condolence for the fallen former German Foreign Minister.


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