- Search Results
 
 
Japan Reaffirms Support To Liberia’s....
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2015

New Japanes Ambassador Yoshimura presents his Letters of Credence to President Sirleaf

 

 

Japan Reaffirms Support To Liberia’s Post-Ebola Era 

MONROVIA, January 20 (LINA) - Japan’s new Ambassador to Liberia, Mr. Kaoru Yoshimura, has reaffirmed that Japan is prepared to contribute to the country’s post-Ebola recovery plan, adding that Ebola was a setback that the country is now overcoming.

He assured President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of his support, commitment and cooperation during his tenure as the new Japanese Ambassador to Liberia and acknowledged the strong leadership qualities exhibited by the Liberian President during the Ebola crisis.

An Executive Mansion release said Ambassador Yashimura, who is resident in Accra, Ghana, gave the assurance when he presented his Letter of Credence as Japanese Ambassador Monday to President Sirleaf at the Foreign Ministry.

At the ceremony Ambassador Yoshimura conveyed a message of support and solidarity from the Emperor of Japan during “a difficult moment” in Liberia’s history due to the Ebola outbreak and expressed how pleased he was to be in Liberia.

He also pledged to stand with Liberia in all its endeavors, including finishing the battle to eradicate the Ebola virus from Liberia.

President Sirleaf, receiving the Letter of Credence from the Japanese diplomat, welcomed him to Liberia and acknowledged the excellent relations existing between Liberia and Japan.

She reflected on key events of the relations dating back to the 1960s and 1970s to include a visit to Japan in 1960 and the christening of a Firestone boat in 1970.

President Sirleaf recognized that the conflict in Liberia stalled the relationship, but stressed that Japan has given Liberia a lot of support since the end of the civil conflict, including bilateral support.

She identified the Liberia/Japanese Friendship Hospital at the John F Kennedy Medical Center, support to the government’s energy programs, road works, particularly the Somalia Drive project, as key interventions made by Japan to the country infrastructure program.

President Sirleaf noted that Japan has stood with Liberia throughout the Ebola crisis through its support to many international organizations responding to the crisis.

LINA

 

latest headlines
Coca-Cola Africa Recommits To WASH Promotion
Coca-Cola Bolstering Africa’s Resilience and Replenish Africa Initiative Programs say more than six million Africans are expected to be reached ...more
Children Forum Craves Justice In Bong
More than 150 children from the 13 administrative districts of Bong County under the umbrella of the Liberian Children Forum have gathered in Gba ...more
PUL To Hold Conflict Sensitive Journalism, Social Media Activists Training
The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has announced that it will hold a two-day Conflict Sensitive Journalism and Social Media Activists Training from ...more
UN Begins Women Confab In Bong
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Liberia is currently conducting four-day Peace Hut Women Strategic Plan ...more
CU Prexy Brown Is 170th Independence Day National Orator
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Dr. Herman Beseah Browne, President of the Cuttington University is the 170th Independence Ann ...more
Justice Youh, 3 Female Judges Attend All-Women Regional Confab In Abuja
An all-female Liberian delegation, comprising an associate justice and three judges, recently attended the International Association of Women Jud ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency