President Sirleaf Hails Cameroon On Re-election, And Congratulates Norway On 201st Nat’l Day

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations and best wishes to the Government and People of Great Britain on the occasion marking the re-election of David Cameroon as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
 
In the message to Prime Minister-elect Cameroon, President Sirleaf noted that the renewal of Prime Minister Cameroon’s mandate further demonstrates the trust and confidence of the people of the United Kingdom in his visionary leadership.
 
The Liberian leader further extended warmest congratulations on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia and in her own name and acknowledged with commendation, that over the last five years the Government of the Great Britain laid the foundations for better future and now considers building on these foundations to ensure that the Great Britain remains strong, prosperous and united.
 
According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry release, she said it is satisfying to note that for more than a century and a half, the peoples of Liberia and the Great Britain continue to enjoy historic and friendly ties and have developed keen interest on expanding cordial relations.
 
The release noted that on May 9, 2015 the World Health Organization declared Liberia free from Ebola due partly to an impressive assistance received from the international community, including Great Britain and the resilience of the Liberian people that largely contributed to the triumph over the deadly Ebola virus which plagued the country for several months.
 
Liberia continues to remain grateful for Great Britain’s assistance, particularly targeting the infrastructure and health sector, and entertain the hope that as Prime Minister Cameroon assumes his demanding role, it is her desire that the bond of friendship and cooperation which happily subsist between Liberia and Great Britain would be further deepened and strengthened for mutually rewarding benefits.
 
In a related the Liberian leader has also sent a congratulatory message to the Government and People of the Kingdom of Norway on the historic occasion commemorating the 201st National Day of the country.
 
A message to King Harald V. ,  President Sirleaf remarked: “We are reminded of your compatriot’s courageousness in forging a new path towards self-determination and freedom with the signing of the Norwegian constitution in Eidsvoll, Two Hundred and One years ago.”
 
The message continues “Therefore, on behalf of the Government ad People of Liberia, and in my own name, it is my delight to extend heartfelt felicitations to you, your Government and the People of the Kingdom of Norway.”
 
A Foreign Ministry release said it is pleasing to note that the Liberian-Norwegian partnership is grounded in our shared history dating back to 1863 when our two countries signed the Treaty of Friendship and Navigation, thus setting the basis for us to engage in mutually rewarding ventures favorable to our two countries and peoples.
 
President Sirleaf emphasized that the strong bond of friendship between the two nations was not only heightened by our consummation of a Forest Agreement in 2014 aimed at protecting Liberia’s forest, but also by the significant contribution by your country to the fight against Ebola, including the visit of your Foreign Minister, Mr. Borge Brende to Liberia in October 2014 at a time when our country was still plagued by the Ebola Virus.
 
The Liberian leader then expressed commitment to upholding human dignity, freedom of the press, and the protection of rain forest and wildlife will continue to unite us as our relations develop from strength-to-strength.
 
She also wished for the Norwegian leader’s personal well-being, good health and happiness and for the sustained prosperity of the people of Norway as they commemorate this very significant day.

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