- Search Results
Defense Minister Pats U.S. Over Support To West Africa
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2014

Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai






Defense Minister Pats U.S. Over Support To West Africa

MONROVIA, September 30 (LINA) - Liberia’s Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai has expressed appreciation to the United States Government for its support to Ebola-affected countries in the West African region.

He particularly praised the role being played by the U.S. leadership which, according to him, signifies that Liberia is not alone the fight against the Ebola virus.

He further praised US Ambassador Deborah Malac for raising the concerns of Liberia to her government, adding: “Stopping the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease is the concern of the Liberian Government right now.” 

Meanwhile, Minister Samukai has re-echoed the Commander-in-Chief’s statement that the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) will, as of September,  withdraw from the law enforcement supportive role in the country and turn its attention to a more civil-oriented mission in the fight against Ebola.

Minister Samukai made the statement on Tuesday, September 30, when Mr.
Michael Lumpkin, Assistant Secretary of Defense, United States Department of Defense and delegation paid him a courtesy visit at his BTC office in Monrovia.

In remarks, Mr Lumpkin expressed gratitude to the Liberian people through the Minister of National Defense for the warm hospitality accorded him and his delegation.

He thanked the AFL for its support to the U.S. Military which is helping them to be able to respond in an expeditious manner.

According to Mr Lumpkin, “We have come with no fixed solution, but together we can make progress in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.”


latest headlines
Judge Kaba Reserves Ruling In E.J. Roye Building Case
Judge Yussuf D. Kaba of the Civil Law Court has reserved ruling in a motion for Declaratory Judgment filed by some individuals calling themselves ...more
CENTAL Raises Eyebrow About Political Parties Spending
The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has expressed concern over the expenditure of political parties on fleets of n ...more
LTA, Partners End Int’l Internet Workshop
The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) and partners have ended a two-day international workshop on ICANN (the Internet Cooperation for As ...more
Liberia To Host GIABA Plenary, Ministerial Meetings
Liberia will host the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) 27th Technical Commission/Plenary and 17th M ...more
GOL, Sweden Sign US$21.6m Accord On Feeder Roads In 7 Counties
The Governments of Liberia and Sweden have signed a US$21.6 million agreement to support the third phase of the Liberia-Swedish Feeder Roads Proj ...more
Defense Ministry Relaxes Camp Ramrod Eviction
The Ministry of Defense has with immediate effect put on hold its notice of eviction to inhabitants of the 72nd Camp Ramrod Barracks in Paynesvil ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency