As Liberia Celebrates 170th Independence Anniversary, U.S., UAE Send t Congratulatory Messages To Pres. Sirleaf

U. S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson

The United States Secretary of State, Rex W. Tillerson on behalf of the United States Government has sent a message of congratulation to the people and government of Liberia in observing of the country’s 170th Independence Day celebration.

In a dispatch from the Department of State in Washington, Mr. Tillerson said:

“On behalf of the United States, congratulations to all Liberians as you mark 170 years of independence.

In this important election year, we applaud Liberia’s dedication to democratic ideals, as embodied by your commitment to free and fair elections and the peaceful transition of power.

We look forward to building upon our longstanding relationship by working together to advance our common goals of democracy, security, and prosperity.

Best wishes to you on this special day,” the message from the U.S Government statement concluded.

In a related the President of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory cable to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, on the occasion of her country’s national day.

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar cables to President Sirleaf.

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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.