Many Agreements Signed with Development Partners Not Fully Implemented

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Foreign Minister Marjon V. Kamara has assured members of the diplomatic community that she will utilize every opportunity to deepen cooperation between Liberia and their respective governments and organizations during her stewardship as Liberia’s Foreign Affairs Minister.

“I pledge to continue and build upon the cordial working relationships that I have found in place for mutually beneficial results this year and beyond,” she assured the foreign diplomats accredited near Monrovia.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, Minister Kamara made the remarks when she hosted an Interactive Dinner with heads of diplomatic missions, international organizations and consular corps at the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium recently.

Minister Kamara thanked the diplomatic corps for their bilateral and multilateral support towards the government’s national priorities.

The Minister acknowledged there were many agreements signed with development partners but those agreements have not been fully implemented. She pledged to ensure that these agreements are revisited and reviewed for full implementation.

She urged their continued support for the Ministry’s key priorities, which are to improve service delivery to clients, including the diplomatic corps; to transform the country’s Foreign Service; and to effectively operationalize bilateral and multilateral agreements for the speedy economic recovery, growth and development of Liberia.

“Some of the people may think from now to December is very short; I can see the cup has become half full. I am not limiting myself because I think the time is very short, but I want to do everything possible to deliver the best that I can,” she indicated.

She conveyed best wishes on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Liberian government.

In his response on behalf of his colleagues, the doyen of the diplomatic corps, Guinean Ambassador Abdoulaye Dore, congratulated Minister Kamara and expressed confidence that 2016 would be a prosperous year for Liberia and its diplomatic relations with other countries.

Ambassador Dore also expressed happiness that Liberia had entered the New Year 2016 without any new cases of Ebola, which will enable members of the diplomatic community to strengthen ties and cooperation with the country.

He conveyed, on behalf of his colleagues, warm greetings and appreciation to President Sirleaf for her exemplary leadership in which she responded to the Ebola outbreak and for the development initiatives she continues to undertake in post-Ebola era as evidenced by the recent inauguration of the Gbarnga Ganta highway that was witnessed by him and his diplomatic colleagues.

While hailing the appointment of the new Minister, Ambassador Dore pledged their fullest support and cooperation and promised to work with the new Minister, who he said has come with a wealth of experience.

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