MONROVIA, LIBERIA-US President Joe Biden has extended an invitation to President George Weah to attend this year’s US-Africa Summit in December.
US Ambassador to Liberia Michael McCarthy made the disclosure Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at programs marking Liberia’s 175th Independence Anniversary in Monrovia.
He said:” President Biden wants President Weah attend the Summit in person, and would be happy to welcome the Liberian Leader to Washington, D.C.”
The Democracy conference is intended to renew global commitment to democracy amid challenges.
Ambassador McCarthy said:” Liberia’s selection is based on its consistency in commitment to democratic governance compared to other African nations.”
The conference brings together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector in a shared effort to set an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal.
Ambassador McCarthy also lauded President Weah and government for the stance against Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.
Meanwhile, President Weah has publicly honored and accepted the US Government’s invitation.
President Weah said:” I am pleased, on behalf of the country and people, to have received the invitation to attend such hugely significant conference.”
At the conference, the President promised to high light the deep historical ties between Liberia and the United States, as well as implore the need to further cement such bond of friendship.
In the interim, President Weah has conveyed his appreciation and gratitude to President Joe Biden for the support his Government continues to render Liberia.
By: Zechariah Jigbeh