- Search Results
New U.S. Envoy Elder Extols.....
Date Uploaded: Jul 01, 2016

 President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf With,United States Ambassador to Liberia, Christine Ann Elder



New U.S. Envoy Elder Extols Pres. Sirleaf’s Leadership, Graft Fight

MONROVIA, June 30 (LINA) - The new United States Ambassador to Liberia, Christine Ann Elder, has praised President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her exceptional leadership in lifting Liberia up, giving Liberia a powerful and respected voice on the continent and giving Liberians confidence in a brighter future.

She also extolled the Liberian leader in the fight against corruption and assured more U.S. support to Liberia.

According to an Executive Mansion release, Ambassador Elder spoke recently when she presented her Letters of Credence to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.

In the words of Ambassador Elder, "President Sirleaf has demonstrated vision and courage in addressing the challenges to Liberia’s progress, especially in the areas of education, security, and governance."

She applauded each effort by the Liberian government to bring to light corrupt practices that cripple Liberia’s prospects for growth and threaten the vital trust between a society and the state amid continuing, comprehensive, and transparent effort to combat this very serious problem, which the American Envoy said she believes can be a seminal moment in Liberia’s journey to sustainable peace and

Ambassador Elder noted the need to celebrate the close relationship between the Unites States and Liberia in the wake of the visit of the First Lady of the United States First Lady, Michelle Obama, to be followed by a delegation from the United States Congress.

She observed that these crucial trips reflect a reaffirmation of the long history between the United States and Liberia.

“These high-level contacts are also a reflection of the very high esteem in which leaders in the United States and around the world hold you, Madame President,” the American diplomat pointed out.

The American third successive female Ambassador since the ascendancy of President Sirleaf to the helm of power indicated that she arrived at a crucial point in Liberia’s history, especially as UNMIL continues its long-envisioned transfer of security responsibilities to Liberian forces, and discussions accelerate regarding what the future configuration of the United Nations in Liberia will be.

She said throughout the process, the United States has remained committed to working with Liberia to strengthen and professionalize its security forces.

She said the United States was proud of its contributions to help establish the Armed Forces of Liberia as a military committed to civilian rule and as a force for good, adding that through USAID and INL programs, the U.S. has helped Liberia to strengthen its Justice system, National Police, Drug Enforcement Agency, Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, and Prison system.

Amid Liberia’s Presidential election, Ambassador Elder renewed the United States’ commitment to strongly work with the administration of President Sirleaf and the people of Liberia to help ensure a just and peaceful transfer of power.

She said Liberia is ready and capable of doing so.


latest headlines
LNFS Craves More Support To Mitigate Fire Outbreaks
The Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS), has called for more capacity building training, empowerment and logistics to help mitigate fire outbrea ...more
‘Women Will Vote Those Who Champion Their Cause’ - Solanke
The Executive Director of Community Healthcare, Naomi Solanke, has cautioned that women will only support aspirants who will champion their cause ...more
Gender Official Vouches For Post-Ellen Platform
An Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is calling for the setting up of a platform for the post-Ellen er ...more
“CBE Model Successful,” Monrovia City Mayor
The Mayor of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC), Clara Doe Mvogo, says the Community-Based Enterprise (CBE) model has been successful in the mun ...more
NGO Shares Global Youth Service Day With Nimba Orphans
Over 150 orphans of the House of Hope Orphanage in Ganta, Nimba County have had a different taste of the observance of Global Youth Services Day ...more
Urbanization Critical for Liberia's Development - Leon
The Program Manager of the Cities Alliance in Liberia says urbanization is critical to the development of cities in the country in the future. ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency