Minister of National Defense Brownie J. Samukai, Jr., has expressed appreciation to the United States Government for its continued support to countries, particularly in West Africa, affected by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Minister Samuka highlighted the leadership role being demonstrated by the U.S. Government which, according to him, signifies that Liberia is not alone in the fight against the EVD, lauding U.S. Senator Christopher Coons for raising the concern about Liberia to his government.
In the words of Minister Samukai, “Your robust response has made a significant impact on the psyche (consciousness, mind) of our people.”
Meanwhile, Minister Samukai has called for much more robust support from the U. S Government, in order to stabilize the health secctors not only in Liberia but also in Guinea and Sierra Leone, two other West African countries hit hardest by the virus.
Minister Samukai made the statement on Saturday, December 20, 2014 when Senator Christopher Coons and a delegation paid a courtesy call on the Defense Minister at his Barclay Training Center offices in Monrovia, according to a statement from the Ministry of National Defense in Monrovia.
Expressing his gratitude to the Liberian people, Senator Coons thanked Minister Samuaki for the warm hospitality accorded him and his delegation.
He also lauded the leadership of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) for its support to the U.S. Military, which is helping them to be able to respond effectively to reports of Ebola case across the country.
“We will continue our emergency actions that will support your efforts, which are aimed eradicating this deadly Ebola,” Senator Coons said in a statement.