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President Sirleaf receives Islamic Scholar…

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received in audience an American Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Khalid Yasim, who is currently visiting the country.

President Sirleaf commended Sheikh Yasim for his decision to come to Liberia.

According to an Executive Mansion release Wednesday, October 25,2017, President Sirleaf made the commendation in the Cabinet Room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when Sheikh Khalid Yasim paid her a courtesy call.

The Liberian Leader also welcomed and commended him for choosing Liberia at this time stressing:” Liberia has a policy of equality for all and policy of no discrimination.”

She said her administration has preserved and committed itself to maintaining and sustaining the peace.

The President also told the Islamic Cleric that Liberian Muslim brothers and sisters have supported and continued to support her leadership.

President Sirleaf noted that members of the Islamic community in Liberia have always responded to calls from the Government of Liberia in honoring certain invitation when called upon.

She further told the American Islamic Scholar that whenever Liberia had problems, crisis or have an endeavor that the country wants to pursue, they are always invited to join other Liberians.
Speaking earlier, the visiting American Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Khalid Yasim, commended President Sirleaf and the people of Liberia for the period of stability that she is responsible for.

He said he has been lecturing on the theme: “Islam in the 21st Century’ aimed at removing misconceptions about the Islamic Faith and misconceptions created by some Muslims and misconceptions that non-Muslims have about the Islamic Faith.

Also speaking on behalf of the National Muslim Council of Liberia, Sheilkh Abubakar Sumaworo, thanked President Sirleaf for the warm reception and lauded her for the peace and stability in the country.

Meanwhile, President Sirleaf was presented a Certificate of Appreciation by the Muslims United to Invite Scholars for promoting gender equality, peace, stability and youthful participation in government among others in Liberia.


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