Monrovia — President George Weah for the primary time shall be invited by the President of america of America because the inception of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led authorities greater than 4 years in the past.
As President of Liberia, Weah has solely been in america of America 3 times to attend the United Nations Basic Meeting.
Due to that, critics say the Weah authorities lacks the sturdy diplomatic ties america authorities had with the Liberian authorities up to now years.
Talking at Liberia’s one hundred and seventy fifth Independence Day program on the Centennial Pavilion Tuesday, america Ambassador to Liberia Michael McCarthy disclosed to President Weah that the US President Joe Biden has invited his current on the upcoming US-Africa Summit.
“So Mr. President, please enable me to reiterate that President Biden can be honored so that you can settle for his invitation to attend the U.S. – Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington, DC in December. Will probably be a becoming finish to a tremendous yr for Liberia,” Ambassador McCarthy disclosed.
The American Ambassador who started by studying a textual content message from American President Joe Biden mentioned america and Liberia from their existence have shared historical past.
“We maintain many values and considerations in widespread. We consider human rights are paramount and should be defended in any respect prices, our leaders should be accountable to the individuals, corruption has no place in public or personal life, and financial alternative is significant to a functioning democracy,” he mentioned.
“America stands along with Liberia as we attempt to advance the beliefs from which our international locations have been created and proceed in our endless efforts to develop into extra excellent unions. We be a part of you in celebrating Liberia’s freedom and independence this July 26,” Ambassador McCarthy ended the studying of the message from US President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
In accordance with the Ambassador, the celebration of Liberia’s Independence Day is notable within the historical past of not solely Liberia and america, however all of Africa, because the continent’s first unbiased republic.
“From its inception on this continent, Liberia represented one thing new and hopeful, simply as America – from which it sprang – represented one thing new and hopeful on the American continent,” he mentioned.
Pres. Weah Accepts US President Joe Biden’s Invitation
Additionally talking upon listening to the information, President Weah mentioned his authorities acknowledges with profound gratitude the particular relationship subsisting between Liberia and america of America.
The Liberian Chief was fast to guarantee america of America by means of the US Ambassador of his presence on the US-Africa Summit in Washington D.C.
“To good pal McCarthy, please inform President Biden that I obtained and accepted his invitation to attend the Summit in Washington D.C. I shall be there to symbolize the Liberian individuals,” he mentioned.
In accordance with President Weah, america of America and Liberia are linked. He added that it is vitally clear from Liberia’s historical past that the Individuals of america of America have goodwill in the direction of Liberia and Liberians, and the sensation he says is mutual.
The goodwill, President Weah mentioned, was manifested by the choice of the American Authorities to make a commemorative plaque that was given to Liberia on the event of our Centennial Celebration on July 26,1947.
He added: “And now at this time, at this celebration of our one hundred and seventy fifth Independence Anniversary; we now have simply witnessed the resubmission of that plague to the Authorities of Liberia by the American Ambassador to Liberia H.E. Michael McCarthy.”
Pres. Weah: “We lengthen profound thanks and appreciation to the Authorities and Individuals of america of America for the popularity and solidarity. I’m optimistic that the 2 Governments and Peoples will proceed to embrace one another in concord and love.”
In accordance with the President, the one hundred and seventy fifth Independence Celebration this yr is exclusive as a result of it additionally coincides with one other main nationwide milestone, which is the observance and celebration of Liberia’s Bicentennial, marking 200 years since its founding.
“These massive numbers which outline our steady existence as a physique politic are real and legitimate causes for celebration,” he mentioned.
Let the Love of Liberty Unite Us Right here -President Weah says
At one level on the occasion, President Weah known as on Liberians to place off disagreement and division and placed on the spirit of unity, love, reconciliation, peace, stability and nationalism. “We should respect and love each other,” he mentioned.
Quoting the motto of the Liberian Nation which states that “The Love of Liberty Introduced Us Right here”, President Weah requires whole unity amongst Liberians because the nation celebrates one hundred and seventy fifth yr of independence.
Fellow residents, let me let you know this, some say that the love of liberty introduced us right here; others say that the love of liberty met us right here. I say at this time to all Liberians, hear me and listen to me properly. Whether or not it introduced us right here or met us right here, let that love of liberty unite us right here,” President Weah mentioned.
He added: “Sure, we could have variations, however we’re happy with the ties that encourage our unity. So allow us to be a part of ranks and consolidate our assets as a Nation and Individuals, in order to uphold the legacy that our forefathers have handed on to us, as a result of there may be a lot extra that unites us, than divides us.”
Sustaining sovereignty, the President says is essentially the most profitable achievement Liberia has made as a nation including that it’s now the collective accountability of each particular person to maintain the peace, safety, and stability of this primary unbiased nation in Africa.
“Fellow Residents, we should advance its credentials for good governance, democracy, human rights, and the rule of regulation; in addition to its core values and ideas,” he mentioned.
Additionally on the one hundred and seventy fifth Independence Day Celebration, His Excellency Mr. Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, and Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Authorities of the Financial Group of West African States, His Excellency Mohammadou Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and His Excellency Mr. Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of the Gambia have been the three Heads of States to grace the event.
The Liberian Chief known as for a standing ovation as an indication of respect to the three Heads of State of the Financial Group of West African States.
“Thanks very a lot, Your Excellences. Liberia and Liberians will all the time keep in mind and be pleased about the friendship, excessive esteem, and regard that you’ve proven in the direction of us at this time. In my view, I pledge to proceed to work intently with you, as we collectively attempt to take care of peace and safety inside our area, and promote insurance policies and packages that may carry growth and prosperity to the residents of ECOWAS,” President Weah mentioned.
Supporting of Pres. Weah’s Professional-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Improvement
Mawine G. Diggs, Minister of Commerce was the Nationwide Orator of the one hundred and seventy fifth Independence Day Celebration. Whereas talking, she calls on her colleagues in each sector in authorities to desist from what she phrases as romanticizing the real challenges they’re confronted with as a authorities.
Madam Diggs added that it’s a recognized incontrovertible fact that the challenges have been inherited. Nonetheless, by assuming their respective roles as authorities officers, it’s their dedication to alleviate the challenges in help of President Weah’s Professional Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Improvement (PAPD).
“Allow us to subsequently desist the specified makes an attempt to indicate off our literary brilliance and as a substitute act. Allow us to work for the individuals of Liberia. Allow us to make sure that such actions manifest in each sector, together with respect for the rights of ladies. Our nation is at present acclaimed for breaking the glass ceiling on this regard subsequently we should proceed to forge forward and never pay lip service or relegation. That my fellow Liberians can be a real travesty,” Minister Diggs mentioned.
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