President Sirleaf Receives Senegalese President, Macky Sall Special Envoy

Wednesday, 14th December 2016

Photo Credit: Executive Mansion

Monrovia, Liberia: President Sirleaf on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 received in audience Mr. Abdou Aziz, Special Envoy of Senegalese President, Macky Sall who presented a ‘special message and greetings’ to the Liberian leader.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf welcomed the Special Envoy and informed him of Liberia’s long-standing experience with Senegal including the deployment of Senegalese troops on peacekeeping mission in Liberia under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations.

She commended her Senegalese counterpart - President Macky Sall through his Special Envoy Mr. Abdou Aziz for the visit and asked him to convey her brother and colleague best wishes. The Liberia leader said Senegal can count on Liberia for support in whatever positive endeavor adding: “Whatever Liberia can do to promote peace, tranquility and harmony in ECOWAS, especially for Senegal, we will do,” she said.  President Sirleaf said discussions will be furthered in Abuja, Nigeria later this week at the upcoming ECOWAS Summit.

For his part, Mr. Abdou Aziz, thanked President Sirleaf for the audience and said he was in Liberia to deliver a special message of friendship and of solidarity from her brother and colleague President Macky Sall and as well seek Liberia’s continued support. He said he was happy to be in Liberia and was particularly delighted about ongoing development in the country.

Mr. Abdou Aziz was accompanied to the Office of the President by Deputy Foreign Minister, B. Elias Shoniyin. Also in attendance was Hon. Sylvester Grigsby, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs. Mr. Aziz has departed the country for Freetown, Sierra Leone.