In order to successfully achieve the desired results, the project manager of the Liberia Netherlands Business and Culture Council (LNBCC), Theo Dennis, has called for a ‘more cordial relationship’ among its members.
Dennis, who spoke at a program marking the networking event of the New Year hosted by the LNBCC in Monrovia, said the group needs to be united, if everyone is yearning for change.
He also used the occasion to praise the developing Liberian-Netherlands relationship.
“I am glad to see this partnership growing strong. I appreciate you, Mr. Ambassador, for your country’s commitment and for your distinguished presence here today. We are happy to see a robust relationship among us,” Dennis said.
Proffering a toast to Liberia for the peaceful elections and to H.E. President George Manneh Weah for his recent inauguration, Dennis called for a ‘more cordial relationship’ among LNBCC members.
Dennis then laid out the LNBCC’s 2018 plans and later presented membership certificates to Wienco, Welthungerhilfe, OBT Shipping, and National Resources Development Corporation (NRD) for their successful co-operation over the past year.
LNBCC, representing the business interests of both Liberian and Dutch companies, has been set up in co-operation with the Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council.
Both Councils are in line with the Dutch policy of trade instead of aid, and work together with the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Accra, Ghana.
The LNBCC offers services along four main service lines including Business Development Services, Trade Mission and Event Services, Business Support Services, and Business Travel Support Services.
Netherlands Ambassador to Liberia, Ron Strikker, expressed deep admiration for Liberians for the conduct of a violence-free election and a peaceful transfer of power.
The Netherlands envoy to Liberia hailed the entire citizenry of Liberia for their commitment shown to the world during the political season.
“Realizing such peaceful elections after the country’s wrought history and recent downturn with Ebola shows the determination of the Liberian people and their commitment to growth,” Ambassador Strikker noted.
The event brought together LNBCC’s ‘premium and business members,’ Dutch nationals, and personalities from the Liberian private sector.
More than thirty-five (35) persons from Liberia, including Dutch nationals, attended the New Year get together event at a local resort.