On The Margins of 29thAU Summit - President Sirleaf Invited to Attend Albert Einstein Legacy Project; Holds Bilateral, Consultative Meetings

Wednesday, 5th July 2017

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Addis, Ababa: On the margins of the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union, President Sirleaf has been invited among One Hundred Persons at the Albert Einstein Legacy Project scheduled to take place in September in the United States. The Albert Einstein Legacy Project is an incredible event that brings together inspirational leaders from science, the arts, technology and education to celebrate the legacy of Albert Einstein and inspire a new generation of creative and brilliant minds.

According to a dispatch from Addis Ababa, the invitation was presented on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel when she received in audience Ambassador Haim Divon, International Executive Committee of the Albert Einstein Legacy Project.

Presenting the invitation, Ambassador Divon said President Sirleaf’s presence will mean a lot and will be an inspiration for many young people around the globe. “You are a big inspiration Madam,” he emphasized.  He informed President Sirleaf that the Legacy Project is meant to honor the life and legacy of Albert Einstein and to identify and inspire the next generation of brilliant minds on the planet.

He applauded President Sirleaf for her outstanding leadership skills exhibited over the years. Ambassador Divon commended the Liberian leader for the audience accorded him to present the invitation, which he said he felt thrilled about.  He said the Einstein Legacy Project is embarking on a publishing milestone; aimed at collecting the visions of the 100 greatest innovators, artists, scientists and visionaries of our time in the world’s first 3D-printed book.

Responding, President Sirleaf thanked Ambassador Divon for the invitation and expressed great interest in Liberia at this critical period in the country’s history. She used the occasion to pay tribute to Albert Einstein for his intuitive contribution to the world.

Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has held a number of Bilateral and Consultative Meetings with His Excellency, Mr. Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubei, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aimed at strengthening the already existing bond of partnership between both countries.

President Sirleaf among other things commended Foreign Minister Al-Jubeir for all the support received from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia particularly in the areas of roads and other development initiatives.

Speaking earlier, Foreign Minister Al- Jubeir thanked President Sirleaf for the audience accorded him and delegation and expressed continued interest in investing in Liberia with a view to strengthening relationship and increase Saudi investment in Africa, especially in the private sector.