UN Secretary General and President Sirleaf Hold Talks in New York

Monday, 21st May 2007
President Ellen Sirleaf, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Greek's permanent representative to the UN, among others.
President Ellen Sirleaf, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Greek's permanent representative to the UN, among others.
Photo Credit: Adama B. Thompson/Executive Mansion

Washington DC, USA - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has held talks with United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon in New York, the United States. At a reception tendered in honor of the UN boss by the Permanent representative of Greece to the United Nations, Ambassador Adamanitos Vassisilakis, the Liberian leader expressed appreciation for the support the UN has given Liberia.  The President said she looked forward to a fruitful relationship during the tenure of the new UN Secretary-General.

Last weekís informal meeting between the UN Secretary-General and President Johnson Sirleaf was the first between the two leaders since the UN Secretary-General assumed the leadership of the World Body, succeeding Dr. Kofi Annan.

According to an Executive Mansion dispatch from New York, President Johnson Sirleaf also expressed appreciation to Ambassador Vassisilakis, the government and people of Greece, for their generosity and friendship toward Liberia. The President noted in particular, efforts by the wife of the Greek ambassador, who has dedicated herself to the raising of funds toward a development initiative in Margibi County.

At the luncheon also attended by major Greek ship-owners, the Liberian leader thanked them for their business through the Liberian International Ship and corporate registry, emphasizing the need for the growth and expansion of the industry and the mutually beneficial relationship.