Monrovia, July 19, 2016- Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has signed a book of condolence at the Embassy of France here for the tragic loss of seventy seven lives in Nice, France at the hand of a truck driver who fired into a Bastille Day crowd before mowing down people who had gathered to watch fireworks to mark the occasion.
Vice President Boakai described the French People as opened and social and wondered why someone could commit such a heinous crime resulting into deaths of innocent citizens, he told journalists at the end of the signing.
We want to console the people of France Vice President Boakai said and recounted the close ties subsisting between Paris and Monrovia dating back many years. Earlier, Vice President held a tete a tete with the French Ambassador near Monrovia, Joel Godeau.
In a separate development, Vice President Boakai Tuesday hosted a breakfast meeting with over thirty children from Bong County at his residence in Paynesville, under the Layma Gbowee Peace Foundation.
According to the Nobel Peace Laureate, the children were brought together so they will be taught peace and integrity and for some of them to begin a whole new journey and at the end of the training one of them could become a peace ambassador.