President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf With Danish Ambassador to Liberia, Ms. Margit Thomsen
Envoy Hails Liberia-Demark Ties As ‘Good, Fruitful’
MONROVIA, Nov 4 (LINA) -The new Danish Ambassador to Liberia, Ms. Margit Thomsen, says relations between Liberia and Denmark have over the years been characterized by “good and fruitful” cooperation.
Denmark and Liberia, she noted, have cooperated closely especially in connection with improving women’s conditions, like economic empowerment of women, awareness raising and strengthening the court to address gender-based violence, and supporting women food producers.
“Liberia made impressive progress in reinstating peace and restoring the country after the cessation of conflict in 2003 – construction of infrastructure, restoring water and electricity, while building of the educational and health sectors were underway,” Ambassador Margit noted.
According to an Executive Mansion press release, she expressed regrets that all of a sudden Liberia’s development path has suffered a setback due to the eruption of the Ebola virus, but assured that Denmark was committed to helping the Government and international partners to contain the further spread of the virus.
“Denmark wishes to continue to support Liberia also in the years ahead when Liberia will be back on the good path towards further development,” she reiterated.
Presenting her Letters of Credence to President Sirleaf at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia Monday, Ambassador Thomsen, who is resident in Accra, Ghana, conveyed fraternal greetings and best wishes on behalf of the King and people of Denmark, to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Government and people of Liberia.
Speaking earlier, President Sirleaf stressed that the Ebola virus has had a devastating impact on the country’s development drive, including the economy, and informed Ambassador Thomsen that a post-Ebola recovery plan is being developed to mitigate the economic challenges that may arise.
The Liberian leader particularly thanked the Danish Government for its support to the country’s Gender and Women’s Empowerment Program through the Ministry of Gender and Development