Ellen to Attend Albert Einstein Legacy Project


On the margins of the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union (AU), President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been invited, among 100 persons, to the Albert Einstein Legacy Project.

The ceremony, according to a dispatch from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is scheduled to take place in September in the United States of America.

The Albert Einstein Legacy Project is an renown event that brings together inspirational leaders from science, the arts, technology and education to celebrate the life and legacy of Albert Einstein and to identify and inspire the next generation of creative and brilliant minds on the planet.

The Addis Ababa dispatch said the invitation was presented on Tuesday, July 4, to President Sirleaf at the Sheraton Hotel when she received in audience Ambassador Haim Divon of the International Executive Committee of the Albert Einstein Legacy Project.

Amb. Divon said President Sirleaf’s presence will mean a lot and will be an inspiration for many young people around the globe. “You are a big inspiration, Madam,” he said.

He applauded President Sirleaf for her outstanding leadership skills exhibited over the years, and commended her for the audience accorded him to present the invitation.

The Ambassador said the Einstein Legacy Project is embarking on a publishing milestone aimed at collecting the visions of the 100 greatest innovators, artists, scientists and visionaries of our time in the world’s first 3D-printed book.

In response, President Sirleaf thanked Amb. Divon for the invitation and the great interest in Liberia at this critical period in the country’s history.

She  paid tribute to Albert Einstein for what she called his ‘intuitive contribution’ to the world.

Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has held a number of bilateral and consultative meetings with Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubei, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the aim to strengthen the already existing bond of partnership between both countries.

President Sirleaf among other things commended Minister Al-Jubeir for  the support received from Saudi Arabia, particularly in the construction of roads and other development initiatives.

Minister Al-Jubeir thanked President Sirleaf for the audience accorded him and his delegation, and expressed continued interest in investing in Liberia with a view to strengthening relationship and increase Saudi investment in Africa, especially in the private sector.



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