Liberia Honors U.S. Ambassador
-Elder Admitted Into The Star Of Africa
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has admitted Untied States (US) Ambassador to Liberia, Christine Elder, into the Star of Africa, with a Grade of Knighthood, for her invaluable services in improving already existing bilateral relations between Liberia and the United States of America.
The outgoing Liberian leader said, “you are truly a trusted and true friend to Liberia and a wonderful representation of the United States to Liberia.”In a dispatch from the Executive Mansion Tuesday, Pres. Sirleaf made the statement over the weekend in the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She recognized the immense contributions and support of the US Ambassador and her tireless work for the good of the two countries which brought boost to the developmental agenda of the Liberia.
“Madam Ambassador, you have worked tirelessly to promote Liberia’s development; especially from your work with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which helped us to boost our electricity expansion process,” Pres. Sirleaf said. “Your support to medium and small mechanized farmers in Liberia has also impacted our agricultural sector.”
“We are continuously grateful to you for your unrelenting efforts in helping us to keep and maintain our peace and security,” she noted. The Liberian leader also added that these fine attributes of the
Ambassador Elder represent commendable booster for the forward march of the Liberia.
Meanwhile, in response, the US Envoy said, she was humbly receiving the honor from Pres. Sirleaf and the Liberian people with deepest respect and admiration. “I also want to recognize members of your Cabinet who have been tireless in their efforts to improving the lives of people across Liberia, through partnerships with the United States and with friends.”
The ceremony was attended by scores of senior government officials, including Foreign Minister, Marjon V. Kamara, Information Minister, Lenn Eugene Nagbe, NIC Chairman, Madam Etmonia Davies Tarpeh, members of the diplomatic corps, the African Union Ambassador to Liberia SRSG, representatives of UN agencies and U.S. personnel.