President Sirleaf Receives More Letters of Credence

Thursday, 30th November 2006
Ivorian Ambassador  Elizabeth Kinawonaman Toure of the Republic of La Cote D’Ivoire presenting her letters of credence to President  Sirleaf.
Ivorian Ambassador Elizabeth Kinawonaman Toure of the Republic of La Cote D’Ivoire presenting her letters of credence to President Sirleaf.
Photo Credit: Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received the Letters of Credence of two Ambassadors accredited near Monrovia.

The Ambassadors include Her Excellency Elizabeth Kinawonaman Toure of the Republic of La Cote D’Ivoire and His Excellency Ji-Ha Lee of the Republic of Korea.

Presenting their letters, both Ambassadors said they look forward to strengthening relations between Liberia and their respective countries.

President Johnson Sirleaf informed Ambassador Toure that relations between Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire have been strained in the past, but assured the Ivorian Diplomat that her government will work towards strengthening the once cordial ties which existed between the two countries. The President was full of praise for Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, noting that he has always been very concerned about Liberia’s progress.

In her meeting with Ambassador Lee, President Johnson Sirleaf pledged to foster relations with the Republic of Korea which has existed since 1964. The President said Liberia is aware of the South Korean initiative for Africa, and expressed the hope that it yields some benefits for Liberia. The Liberian leader also called on the business community in South Korea to explore business opportunities in Liberia.

Thursday’s ceremony at the Foreign Ministry marks the second in less then a week the President has received letters of Credence of Foreign Ambassadors. On Monday, President Johnson Sirleaf received the letters of credence of Ambassadors from Sweden, Russia and Indonesia.