Ambassadors Present Letters of Credence to President Johnson Sirleaf

Monday, 27th November 2006
Russian Ambassador Andrey Pokrovski presenting his letters of credence.
Russian Ambassador Andrey Pokrovski presenting his letters of credence.
Photo Credit: Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - Three Ambassadors representing Sweden, Russia and Indonesia, have presented their letters of credence to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.
 
Receiving the envoys today (Monday), the President expressed gratitude to the Ambassadors for the numerous contributions their countries have made in the Liberian peace process. The Liberian Leader specifically recalled the role played by Indonesia in the Non-aligned movement and its commitment to South South Cooperation, while Russia was remembered for its support through the United Nations Security Council in the lifting of sanctions on Liberia.

The President expressed the hope that measures being taken by government would make the country Kimberley compliant, leading to the lifting of sanctions on the diamond industry. Russiaís vote in the security is crucial toward the lifting of sanctions on the diamond trade in Liberia.
 
Earlier, the Ambassadors expressed their individual countriesí commitment to remain supportive in the reconstruction process of Liberia.

The Ambassadors include Her Excellency Agneta Ellen Christiana Bouman of Sweden, His Excellency Andrey Pokrovski of Russia and His Excellency Nurhadi Djazuli of Indonesia.

The ceremony occasion was witnessed by Foreign Minister, Ambassador, George Wallace.