“China Stands with Liberia”

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President Xi Jinping has stated emphatically that his country, the People’s Republic of China, “stands with Liberia in exerting every effort to defeat the deadly Ebola Virus.”
President Xi Jinping made this statement when he received the newly accredited Liberian Ambassador to China, His Excellency Mr. Dudley McKinley Thomas, in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 15.

The President asked Ambassador Thomas to inform President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that China will do whatever it takes to help defeat the deadly Ebola virus.

Ambassador Thomas tendered heartfelt appreciation on behalf of President Sirleaf, the Liberian government and people for China’s solidarity demonstrated by its provision of urgently needed support in various forms, particularly direct financial assistance to combat the deadly Ebola virus which has claimed and is still taking many lives.  

Ambassador Thomas described China as a “proven-true friend of Liberia and of Africa”. He remarked that “China continues to demonstrate a multi-faceted bilateral cooperation with Liberia reinforced by mutual respect and a genuine sense of true
partnership.” 
Prior to his assignment to Beijing, Ambassador Thomas, one of Liberia’s senior diplomats, served as emissary to France with concurrent accreditations to Spain, Greece, the Swiss Confederation and the Republic of Portugal for nearly 10 years.

He was also Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations in Geneva and Ambassador and Delegate to UNSECO in Paris.

Ambassador Thomas was accompanied to the ceremony in the Great Hall of the People by Mr. Jimmy Barchue, First Secretary and Consul and Mrs. Judy Nyangbe, Second Secretary and Vice Consul of the Liberian Embassy in Beijing.

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