Austria’s new Ambassador to Liberia, Madam Caroline Gudenus, has emphasized that the cordial ties between the two countries have continued to grow in strength and sustained mutual cooperation.
She noted the continuous reinforcement of cooperation between the two countries as well as on the bilateral and multilateral levels as the basis for the excellent relations Liberia and Austria enjoy.
Gudenus made the statement when she presented her Letters of Credence to the Liberian leader at ceremonies at her office on Thursday, June 25, in Monrovia.
She was among six Ambassadors who presented their Letters of Credence to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at separate ceremonies at her office in Monrovia.
An Executive Mansion release said she added that the further development of bonds of friendship will enhance the economic sector and reinforce friendship among the two peoples.
“These important objectives will be the guide of my action in realizing this important task the Government of Austria has entrusted me with,” she said, adding that it is “a strong desire to respond to the challenges ahead with an open and cooperative spirit.”
In presenting his Letters of Credence, the new Italian Ambassador, Mr. Alfonso Di Riso, said Italy together with the international community, in particular the European Union, will assist Liberia in its post-Ebola phase and is definitely committed to cooperate as much as possible to encourage and facilitate sustainable development.
“It is worth remembering that the Italian contribution to the XI European Development Fund is 12.53 percent,” he said, adding that Italy’s contribution to the total resources allocated by the EU to Liberia for the period 2014-2020 amounts to about 35 million Euros.
He noted that the Italian Government also stands ready to evaluate new fields of cooperation in view of fostering the economic growth of Liberia in the framework of a win-win relationship and looks forward to a further increase in bilateral relations in every field of common interest.
Those who presented Letters of Credence were Ms. Caroline Gudenus, Ambassador of Austria with residence in Dakar, Senegal; Mr. Alfonso Di Riso, Ambassador of Italy; Mr. Saudi Bin Saad Al-Thobaiti, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia with residence in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; and Dr. Sinead Walsh, Ambassador of Ireland with residence in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Others are Mr. Noh Kyu-duk, Ambassador of Korea and Mr. Harry Purwanto, Ambassador of Indonesia with residence in Abuja, Nigeria.