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Prez. Sirleaf applauds United States on National Day

Joseph T. Koon

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has congratulated the Government and people of the United States of America in commemoration of the 240th Independence Anniversary of that country.

July 4 is celebrated annually in the United States of America as a federal holiday, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence onJuly 4, 1776.

It also marks the day the Continental Congress declared the 13 American colonies freed and regarded themselves as a new nation known as the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.

A Foreign Ministry release quotes President Sirleaf as extending heartfelt congratulations and sincere best wishes to United States President, Barack Obama,  the Government and people of the United States of America, on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia.

“The Liberian Leader emphasized: “As the people of the United States celebrate another milestone in their nationhood, we hope that the close friendship and mutual cooperation between our two countries will be further strengthened.”

President Sirleaf indicated the aftermath of the Orlando shooting on June 12, 2016, the Liberian Government remains committed to working along with the American Government to combat the threat of international terrorism.

“The recent visit of the United States First Lady, Michelle Obama, to Liberia and the Congressional delegation’s pending visit further demonstrate the deep friendship and cordial relations between the two countries,” the President said.

She prayed that the Almighty God will continue granting President Obama wisdom and good health, and for the people of the United States, the blessing of peace, cohesion and prosperity.


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