Wednesday, 15th February 2017
The United States Remains Committed to Working with Liberia.
Photo Credit: EXECUTIVE MANSION
Monrovia, Liberia: Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry says the United States of America remains committed to working with Liberia to strengthen the bilateral relationship existing between the two countries.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the statement of commitment was contained in a communication addressed to the Liberian leader, which was dated January 19, 2017. “As my tenure as U.S. Secretary of State draws to a close, I want to thank you for the strong and growing partnership our countries continue to enjoy. We have worked together to enhance peace and security in Liberia, the region, and beyond, and have collaborated to advance our mutual economic interest and support inclusive development that improves the lives of Liberians and their neighbors”, Secretary of State Kerry noted.
Secretary of State Kerry pointed out that under the leadership of President Sirleaf, Liberia created the conditions to qualify for a Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact and has taken enormous strides in its realization. He said Liberia has beaten back the deadly Ebola epidemic and has made commendable progress in advancing democracy, strengthening good governance, combating corruption, and attracting international investment.
“I particularly appreciate the role played by the Economic Community of West African States, under your leadership, in supporting democratic governance and peaceful transition throughout West Africa”, he indicated.
The U.S. Secretary of State concluded by encouraging President Sirleaf to work closely with his successor to deepen and expand the partnership for the betterment of both great nations - Liberia and the United States of America.