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Liberia extolls United States’ support

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Senator Markey, President Sirleaf, Representatives  Bass and  Maloney
Senator Markey, President Sirleaf, Representatives Bass and Maloney

MONROVIA, LIBERIA:-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is extolling the United States Government for supporting Liberia’s development agenda.

President Johnson-Sirleaf also commended the United States (U.S.) Congress for being a reliable partner during the many years of Liberia’s re-construction and peace-building processes.

She made the commendations Thursday, August 11, 2016 when a three-man United States Congressional Delegation paid a courtesy call on her at her Foreign Ministry office in Monrovia.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the delegation was headed by the Democratic Party’s Senator, Edward Markey, of the State of Massachusetts. 

“Liberia is now focused on the Agriculture Sector with emphasis on diversification, industrialization and Small-Holder Farmers’ empowerment,” the Liberian Leader informed the U.S. Congressional delegation during their talks.

Also speaking at the meeting, Senator Markey said: “We are gratified by the reception accorded us by the Liberian Government and people since our arrival.”

“Helping Liberia build a strong healthcare system, following the devastating Ebola crisis, is also critical to U.S.-Liberia relations.”

The 40-year in-service Massachusetts Senator urged Liberia to prioritize telecommunications, energy, and petroleum as it seeks to build a 21st century economy.

Senator Markey then praised the Liberian Chief Executive for pushing hard to make the country a powerful African Country.

Members of the U.S. Congressional Delegation include Democratic Representative, Karen Bass, of California and U.N. Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York.

They were accompanied to President Sirleaf’s office by U.S. Ambassador near Monrovia, Christine Elder, Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Markey, Philip McGovern, among others.


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