Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Milton Findley has reiterated Liberia’s commitment to strengthen and deepen the traditional ties of friendship and cooperation subsisting between Liberia and the United States of America, a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.
According to the release, Minister Findley spoke Tuesday, February 27, when Samuel Watson, the Chargé d’ Affaires of the US Embassy, paid a courtesy visit to him at his office.
In his welcome remark, Findley thanked Mr. Watson for the visit and assured him that the United States will always remain Liberia’s first and biggest traditional ally.
Findley recounted the historic traditional ties subsisting between Liberia and the United States, stating that the relationship is based on mutual friendship and brotherhood.
“Our traditional relationship cuts beyond diplomacy, which the two governments and peoples have cherished over the years,” Findley said.
He further assured Mr. Watson of the ministry’s determination to working closely with the US Embassy near Monrovia with the aim to strengthen the historic bonds of friendship.
“We look forward to working with you and ensuring that the relationship between two countries continues to grow stronger,” Findley emphasized.
He informed Mr. Watson that President George Weah has repeatedly said his “pro-poor agenda” is aimed at catering to young people through empowerment.
Findley said that the Weah-led administration intends to bring development to the people by opening up the country’s economy through the construction of good road connectivity.
He named youth empowerment, road connectivity and security as pressing priority areas in which the new administration will have to seek cooperation with bilateral partners, including the United States, because of the urgency to address those areas.
“We like to say you are always welcome; our doors are open to you. We look forward to a fruitful relationship,” Findley assured Mr. Watson.
In response, Mr. Watson said he was deeply honored by the opportunity accorded him to meet with Minister Findley. He emphasized that the relationship between Liberia and the United States is excellent and that his government looks forward to continuing the relationship and collaboration with Liberia.
He assured Findley of the US Government’s determination to work closely with Liberia to improve the cordial relationship between both nations.