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Pres. Weah praises Nobel laureates

Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
President George Manneh Weah
President George Manneh Weah

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Weah is hailing Nobel laureates attending the Nobel Women Initiative (NWI) in Monrovia for their priceless   contributions to peace and development in their respective countries.

Speaking Thursday at his Foreign Ministry office during a meeting with Nobel Laureates, President Weah said being a Nobel Laureate brings joy and pride to one’s family and country, and urged them to continue promoting global peace and unity.

The Liberian Leader said he is a one-time Ballon D’or holder, so he is aware of the honor and responsibilities, especially in promoting peace and unity among peoples nationally and globally.

Responding on behalf of the Nobel laureates, Madam Leymah Gbowee of the Gbowee Peace Foundation thanked President Weah and the Liberian Government for supporting the ongoing NWI Conference.

Madam Gbowee said the NWI was established to guide young women and to create the platform where to serious issues affecting women and girls are discussed

The Conference brings together Nobel laureates Jody William, USA, Tawakkol Karma, Yemen, Shirin Ebadi, Iran, Rigoberta Meuchu, Guatemala, and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia.

It is also being attended by over 60 young women working in the areas of peace in their own countries in Africa and other parts of the world.


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