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Liberia Hails Equatorial Guinea On 48th Independence Day
MONROVIA, October 12 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has conveyed a message of congratulations to the Government and people of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea on the occasion marking the 48th Independence Anniversary of that country.
October 12 is celebrated each year as the Independence Day of Equatorial Guinea. It became a Republic after its independence was conceded on October 12, 1968 with Francisco Macías Nguema elected as its first President.
In a message to Mr. Teodoro Obiang Nguema, President of Equatorial Guinea, President Sirleaf extended warmest felicitations and best wishes to the Government and people of Equatorial Guinea on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia, and in her own name.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, President Sirleaf assured Equatorial Guinea of Liberia’s commitment to strengthening the existing cordial ties between both countries aimed at exploring new potential areas of cooperation for the mutual benefit of their respective peoples.
“As we endeavor to improve prosperity for our peoples and lead the path to a brighter future, we should continuously nurture the historic ties between our countries,” President Sirleaf stressed.