Congratulatory Messages to Singapore And Côte d’Ivoire On Their Respective Independence Anniversaries

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has congratulated the Government and People of the Republic of Singapore on the occasion marking the 50th Independence Anniversary of that country.

In her message to His Excellency, Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore, President Sirleaf said it is pleasing to extend warmest congratulations on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Liberia and in her own name, to President Yam, the Government and People of Singapore as they celebrate another year of Independence.

“I express my appreciation for the outstanding support of the government of Singapore to capacity building in the Public Sector of Liberia through short-term courses offered,” President Sirleaf said. President Sirleaf further assured President Tony Tan Keng Yam of Liberia’s determination to continue the cordial relations subsisting between the two countries as they endeavor to promote the principles of International Peace and Economic Development under the ambits of the United Nations.

The Liberian leader, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, prayed that God Almighty will continue to strengthen His Excellency Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam as he leads his people to noble heights.

In a related development, the Liberian leader has also congratulated the Government and People of Côte d’Ivoire on the occasion marking the 55th Independence Anniversary of that country. The Republic of Cote d’Ivoire on August 7, 1960 declared its independence.

In her message to His Excellency Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, President Sirleaf said it gives her immense pleasure to extend to President Ouattara and through him to the Government and People of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire heartfelt congratulations and best wishes on behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of Liberia and in her own name. “As the People of Côte d’Ivoire commemorate this joyous occasion, I entertain the hope that the historic and cordial ties of friendship and cooperation that have so long subsisted between our two countries and Peoples will be further strengthened for the mutual benefit of our two peoples,” President Sirleaf said.

She further noted that as Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire continue to work together in furtherance of the principles of the Mano River Union, the Economic Community of West African States, The African Union, and the United Nations for the promotion of Regional and International peace, security and Economic Cooperation amongst all nations, it is her fervent prayers that the Almighty God will endow His Excellency  President Alassane Ouattara with abundant wisdom and strength as he leads his people to sustainable peace and greater prosperity.

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