United States President Joe Biden has congratulated the Authorities and other people of Liberia because the West African nation noticed 174th Independence Day on Monday, July 26, 2021.
“America-Liberia relationship is exclusive and one among our oldest, and the American and Liberian folks share most of the similar values, together with upholding democracy, respect for human rights, and pursuit of financial prosperity. Working collectively, we will fight international challenges, akin to preventing COVID-19 and local weather change, in addition to advance our mutual pursuits, like strengthening democratic establishments and increasing bilateral commerce”, the Embassy of the USA in Monrovia quotes Mr. Biden as saying.
United States Ambassador to Liberia Michael McCarthy in an announcement on the heels of the 174th Independence Day of Liberia stated the USA and Liberia have a lot in frequent, together with celebrating the independence of their longstanding, vibrant democracies which are simply weeks aside.
He stated the USA is aware of so properly that upholding these shared values takes fixed effort and a renewed dedication to make sure equal alternative for all, saying, “We’re not excellent – we should frequently ask ourselves troublesome questions. As a authorities: Are we placing the wants and ambitions of our residents first? Are we doing so with a watch in direction of equality and inclusion, and an ear in direction of essentially the most underserved communities? How can we drive a dynamic economic system whereas additionally ensuring that everybody will get a good likelihood to learn from the prosperity? Are we doing sufficient to make sure the subsequent era is best off than this one?”
Ambassador Michael McCarthy stated for the reason that days of ex-President Abraham Lincoln, the USA works side-by-side with Liberians in addressing these questions, noting “Whether or not it’s the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, the Nationwide Institutes of Well being, or USAID partnering with the Ministry of Well being and personal clinics to stem this present wave of COVID-19; or the Millennium Problem Company main the reconstruction of the Mt. Espresso Hydropower plant; or the Division of Protection working alongside the Armed Forces of Liberia to be companions for good; or the Mandela Washington Fellows connecting nearly with U.S. universities this summer season to be taught expertise to learn their communities right here; or the handfuls of different connections that Individuals and Liberians make each day – actions, he stated persistently show that the usdeeply values its relationship with Liberia and Liberians.
The U.S. Envoy continued that historical past reveals that collectively, each nations have impressed one another to attain extra equal, simply, and affluent societies.
“The primary African American citizen to deal with the U.S. Congress, Henry Highland Garnet, finally grew to become our Consul Normal to Liberia, and his stays are buried in Monrovia. The primary Black head of state to be an in a single day visitor on the White Home or handle the U.S. Congress was President Edwin Barclay of Liberia. The primary Black Ambassador in U.S. historical past, Edward Dudley, was our Ambassador to Liberia”, Ambassador McCarthy historicized.
He then quoted U.S. Secretary of State Blinken as saying: “America proudly stands with our Liberian companions as you have fun Independence Day. We stay dedicated to our partnership with Liberia because it strives to strengthen democratic ideas and improve financial development and funding.”