President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Pres. Sirleaf Consoles Australia, Singapore On National Mourning
MONROVIA, MARCH 26 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of Condolence to the Government and People of the Commonwealth of Australia, following the death of that country’s Former Prime Ministers, Malcolm Fraser.
In her message to her Australian counterpart, Tony Abbott, President Sirleaf extended heartfelt Condolences to the Government and People of Australia for the irreparable loss sustained on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia
According to a Foreign Ministry release, President Sirleaf noted that Former Prime Minister Fraser will be remembered for his numerous contributions to humanity and for his great achievements made over the years.
The Liberian leader recalled the many achievements made by the Former Prime Minister both at the home front, especially when he echoed issues of multilateralism, thus embracing aboriginal Land Rights and human rights.
She also lauded the international efforts of the former prime minister in helping to end apartheid in South Africa, instrumental in making Zimbabwe to achieve independence and fostering many other engagements that supported humanity around the world.
In a related development, President Sirleaf has also sent a condolence message to the Government and People of the Republic of Singapore following the death of its former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.
In her message to His Excellency Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore, President Sirleaf extended heartfelt condolences to the Government and People of Singapore, especially the bereaved family for the irreparable loss sustained on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia.
President Sirleaf added that former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yem will be remembered for his numerous contributions and achievements especially as founding father of Singapore whose guidance led to its development into a modern state.
The Liberian President recalled with satisfaction the visionary leadership of the Former Prime Minister whom she said led his country from its independence in 1965 and build it as one of the most prosperous nations in the world.
President Sirleaf noted that the former Prime Minister was a devoted and exemplary public servant and a notable leader in the world; she prayed that God grants President Yem courage and strength as the people of Singapore go through this period of national mourning.