‘Retired’ Liberian Ambassador To U.S. Gets Cheers For Diplomatic Service

Amb_Sulunteh300Several Liberians are commending Mr. Jeremiah Sulunteh for his leadership role during his tenure as Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Mexico and Canada.

The Liberians, who gathered at the Roberts International Airport Sunday to welcome back home Ambassador Sulunteh, said during his five-year

tenure as Ambassador, Sulunteh played a pivotal role in attracting more investments and support to Liberia, especially from the United States government.

They named the U.S government’s support to health, agriculture, education and the US$250 million Millennium Challenge Corporation grant for the rehabilitation of the Mount Coffee Hydro Power Plant and the upgrade of other infrastructures in the country, as some significant benefits of Sulunteh’s representation.

The citizens also hailed Ambassador Sulunteh for his personal support to the education of young people in the country, some of whom, they said, are studying in the United States.

Officials of the various county chapters of ‘Friends of Sulunteh’, including Montserrado, Margibi, Grand Bassa and Bong, who attended the homecoming ceremony, described Ambassador Sulunteh as “a true son” of Liberia whose aspirations for the nation’s growth and development have been demonstrated in various public and private positions he has held.

In remarks, Mr. Sulunteh thanked the citizens for turning out en masse to welcome him back home and said he was back home to continue his service to the nation.

He said the recognition and massive turnout of Liberians at his residence and the Roberts International Airport has given him additional strength to serve the nation.

Even though Sulunteh was not specific about his political future, he said he will be a major factor in this year’s elections.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.