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Pres. Sirleaf consoles Isreal for Peres’ death

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President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Government of Liberia says it is saddened over the death of former Israeli President, Shimon Peres.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, Government’s statement was contained in a consolation message by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to her Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin.

In the message, President Johnson-Sirleaf, on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia, extended heartfelt condolences to the Government and People of the State of Israel, especially the bereaved family, for the irreparable loss sustained.

The release quotes President Johnson-Sirleaf as saying: “Mr. Peres will be remembered for the formidable role he played in the founding of the State of Israel.”

According to the release, the Liberian Leader also recounted the enormous contributions Mr. Peres made, especially his efforts in consolidating lasting peace with Palestine and Israel’s Arab neighbors under the 1993 Oslo Peace Accord.

The Liberian then expressed the hope that the people of Israel will continue demonstrating resilience and strength during their difficult periods.

Meanwhile, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has congratulated the Government and People of Germany on the occasion commemorating the 26th Anniversary of Germany’s Unity Day.

In a message to her German counterpart, Joachim Gauck, President Johnson-Sirleaf extended best wishes, on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia.

She reiterated her satisfaction that Germany continues to prove to be a long-standing and reliable friend to Liberia.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Liberian Leader recounted that on September 13, Germany reinforced the excellent friendship subsisting between that European nation and Liberia when she received a Letter of Credence from German Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Hubert Jodef Jager.

The release quotes the President as saying: “Ambassador Jager confirmed Germany’s renewed commitment to assisting Liberia’s development agenda, especially in the areas of energy, infrastructure, health, and transportation.”

She hoped that the cordial relationship subsisting between their two countries and peoples will be further strengthened.



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