Chinese President Xi Jinping has congratulated President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Government and People of Liberia for the success scored against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, following the declaration from the World Health Organization that Liberia is Ebola free.
In the message to his Liberian counterpart, President Jinping on behalf of the Government and People of the People’s Republic of China extended heartfelt congratulations to the Liberian leader and added that under the dynamic leadership of President Johnson Sirleaf the Government and People of Liberia spared no efforts to fight against and finally eradicated the Ebola Virus Disease.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, President Jinping added that China will participate actively in the socio- economic reconstruction of Liberia in this post-Ebola era.
He said China values the development of the Sino-Liberian relationship and expressed wiliness to work with President Johnson Sirleaf to deepen the friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation in all fields so as to further benefit the people in the two countries.
He noted that China and Africa are good friends and partners standing together through storm and stress but assured it is a compelling obligation of China to help Africa fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.
He recalled during the early stage of the outbreak when Liberia and other Africa countries where in the critical stage facing the rage of Ebola, the Government and People of China took the lead to provide multiple rounds of urgent humanitarian assistance dispatching hundreds of medical experts, and health workers from the People Liberation Army of China and came and stood and fought together with Liberia.
Meanwhile, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has thanked China for its support to Liberia during the Ebola crisis and acknowledged that China was the first country to come to Liberia’s aid when international attention and support were initially not forthcoming.
President Sirleaf recounted that China dispatched aircrafts loaded with much needed medical materials and supplies that were so critical and urgently needed at the time and admitted that it was a big support that began the process of containing the deadly Ebola virus disease.
She commended the Chinese Government through its President for dispatching to Liberia team to Liberia former Ambassador Zhou Yuxiao ahead of the forth coming Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).
At the same time, Former Chinese Ambassador to Liberia and FOCAC’s Special Envoy has disclosed that his government will soon resume all infrastructure projects in Liberia including the construction of the multi-million dollar ministerial complex.