President Sirleaf Receives More Letters of Credence

Thursday, 3rd May 2007
British Ambassador Sara Macintosh presents her letters of credence to President Sirleaf at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia.
British Ambassador Sara Macintosh presents her letters of credence to President Sirleaf at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia.
Photo Credit: Ousman Dialo/Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received the letters of credence of two ambassadors accredited near Monrovia. The ambassador of Great Britain, Ambassador Sara Macintosh and the Cuban Ambassador, Dr. Miguel Perez Cruz, presented their letters on Thursday at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the President welcomed the decision by Britain and Cuba to have diplomatic representations in Liberia.

The decision, the President said, represents the growing confidence the international community continues to repose in the government.

The President spoke of the long standing relationship between Britain and Liberia and lauded the role Britain continues to play in Liberiaís reconstruction drive. The President recounted Britainís support towards the countryís security sector reform; civil service and debt relief, acknowledging the British Prime Ministerís supportive role in pressing for the lifting of sanctions on Liberiaís diamond and forestry. President Johnson Sirleaf said she looked forward to strengthening the bilateral relations between Liberia and Great Britain.

On Cuba, the President expressed the hope that Cuba would contribute to the countryís development initiatives particularly in the health sector. Ambassador Cruz promised his governmentís support towards international efforts to rebuild Liberia.

The ceremony was witnessed by Foreign Minister, Ambassador George Wallace, who accompanied the ambassadors to the Ministry.