The Government of the United States through its Secretary State, Rex W. Tillerson has extended Independence greetings to Liberia as she celebrated her 170th Independence Day Anniversay.
In his statement posted on the U.S. State Department website, 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 US Secretary of State concluded.
In a related development, Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan the President of the United Arab Emirates, the Emir of Abu Dhabi and the Supreme Commander of the Union Defence Force 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 Sirlea, according to Emirates News Agency.