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Ukrainian Pres. Zelensky awards Foreign Minister Kemayah…..

by Zoquay Beysolow-Konneh

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Foreign Minister Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah has been conferred the first degree of the Order of Merit by the Government of Ukraine.

The honor of first degree was bestowed on Minister Kemayah by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

A communication addressed to Minister Kemayah from Mr. Yurii Pyvovarov, Ambassador of Ukraine accredited to Liberia, stated that Minister Kemayah was awarded the Order of Merit for a significant personal contribution to strengthening interstate cooperation, support of State sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”

In response to the honor, Foreign Minister Kemayah extended profound gratitude to Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine and the Government and people of Ukraine for awarding him the Order of Merit.

Responding further, Foreign Minister Kemayah immediately dedicated his honor from President Zelensky to His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia and the Government and People of Liberia and his family for the confidence reposed in him, as well as the unwavering support and opportunity to serve.

The Ukrainian Chevaliers Order of Merit (1st Degree) is the highest rank in this category of national honor awarded to distinguished individuals for their outstanding achievements in international affairs, government,          economic, military, cultural and political spheres of society.

The former Ukrainian President, Leonid Kuchma, established the ‘Chevaliers Order of Merit’ on September 22, 1996.

Political pundits assert that the award is another clear indication that the work of Foreign Minister Kemayah transcends the borders of Liberia, noting that his performance has been recognized and appreciated on the global stage, evidenced by this award from President Zelensky.

President Zelensky also presented Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia with the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise (3rd Degree), including the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Anniken Huitfeldt, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Catherine Colonna, with the Order of Princess Olga (3rd Degree) each for their significant personal contributions to strengthening interstate cooperation, support for Ukraine’s state sovereignty and territorial integrity.



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