President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the Government and People of the Portuguese Republic on the occasion of that country’s National Day.
In her message to Anibal Antonio Cavaco Silva, President of the Portuguese Republic, President Sirleaf extended warmest felicitation on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia, and in her own name.
She acknowledged that the day is in remembrance of the anniversary of the death of the National Literary Icon Luis de Camôes 1580.
She noted that as the people of Portugal celebrate this joyous occasion, the ties of friendship and cooperation existing between the two nations and Peoples will be further enhanced to their mutual benefits.
President Sirleaf added that as a result of Portugal’s support, including those of other members of the International Community, Liberia was on May 9, Liberia declared free from the Ebola Virus transmission.
She observed that the end of Ebola in Liberia has ultimately created an enabling environment for the re-launching of the country’s reconstruction efforts.
She then wished for President Cavaco Silva good health and for the people of the Portuguese Republic, a happy festive season.