Friday, March 6, 2009

Liberian Diplomat, Kosovo Envoy Discuss Global Financial Crisis

….Lauds Liberia for Recognition of Kosovo Independence

(MONROVIA, Thursday, March 05, 2009): The Liberian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom and Ireland , His Excellency, Wesley M. Johnson, on March 4, 2009, received in audience at the Liberian Embassy, the Charge d' Affaires, from the Republic of Kosovo , Dr. Muhamet Hamiti.

Receiving Dr. Hamiti, Ambassador Johnson thanked him for the visit and expressed the support the Liberian Government had given the Government of Kosovo by the recognition of Kosovo’s Independence , and trust that the cordial relations that now exists between the two countries will continue to improve, which may perhaps lead to the opening of diplomatic missions in both Capitals.

According to a Foreign Ministry Release, Dr. Hamiti also thanked Ambassador Johnson for receiving him and asked that the Liberian envoy convey to the President, Government and people of Liberia the warm sentiments for support given Kosovo by the Government of Liberia.

He welcomed the hope of exchanging diplomatic mission in both capitals in the not too distant future. The two envoys then discussed issues of importance confronting the comity of nations, especially the global financial crisis and the political fallout it might cause relative to world recession.

They also expressed confidence that both nations will continue to adhere to the principles and Charter of the United Nations with the conviction that all peace-loving nations of the world must live together in harmony.

Ambassador Johnson said Liberia being a peace-loving nation, extends her hands of friendship to all peaceful nations of the world and that the Johnson-Sirleaf Administration is ready for business, adding that all peaceful nations are invited to come and invest in the Liberian economy.

Meanwhile, the President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has sent a Message of Congratulations to the President, Government and People of the Republic of Ghana, on the auspicious occasion marking the 52nd Independence Anniversary of that country.

According to a Foreign Ministry Release, in the message to Her Ghanaian Counterpart, His Excellency President John Atta-Mills, Madam Johnson Sirleaf conveyed warmest congratulations and best wishes to the Ghanaian leader, and through him, to the Government and People of Ghana on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia, and in Her own name, noting that the bond of friendship subsisting between the two countries will continue to grow stronger in the years ahead.

President Johnson-Sirleaf then prayed that as Liberia joins Ghana in celebrating this prestigious occasion, the people of Ghana will enjoy the shower of blessing under the dynamic leadership of President John Atta-Mills.

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