The Acting Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, B. Elias Shoniyin, on Tuesday, October 13, received in audience, the new Resident Representative of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) accredited to the Republic of Liberia, Ms. Ndeye Ndiougue Ndour, when she paid a courtesy call on him.
Madam Ndiougue Ndour replaces Mr. Rhassim Diagne as the agency's new Resident Representative. She hails from the Republic of Senegal.
During the courtesy call, which took place in the Minister's Conference Room on the 4th floor, the two officials briefly exchanged views on the incoming Representative's assignment to Liberia.
Receiving the UNHCR Representative's nomination letter, Acting Foreign Minister Shoniyin congratulated her on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Government and People for her preferment. He added: "We are very pleased that you accepted your nomination to come to Liberia and Madam President herself, who is a woman would be happy to meet you."
The Acting Minister expressed confidence that the new UNHCR Resident Representative has come with valuable experiences to serve in Liberia. Mr. Shoniyin assured her of his government's fullest support and cooperation to make her stay her productive.
Earlier, Madam Ndour thanked Acting Minister Shoniyin and the Government and People of Liberia for the warm reception accorded her since she arrived.
She assured Liberia of the commitment to continually work with the Government in making her call of duty successful.
The ceremony was attended by Senior Ambassador-at-large, H.E. Mr. Marcus Kofa, Deputy Minister for Legal Affairs, Hon. Boakai N. Kanneh and the Assistant Minister for International Organizations Affairs, Hon. Therry S. Genesis.