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16/06/2018: Foreign Minister Findley Affirms the Weah Administration’s Commitment to Promote U.S.- Liberia Relationship

Foreign Minister Findley Affirms the Weah Administration’s Commitment to Promote U.S.- Liberia Relationship

Washington, D.C. – June 14, 2018: The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Liberia, Honorable Gbehzohngar M. Findley, says the government of President George M. Weah will continue to promote the longstanding historical ties subsisting between Liberia and the United States.

According to a dispatch from the Embassy of Liberia in Washington, Minister Findley was speaking on June 13, 2018, when he met with the Ambassador and staff of the Embassy of Liberia in the United States. He was on his first official visit to the United States as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Minister Findley noted that his visit to the United States was intended to familiarize himself in order to ensure that Liberia remains effectively engaged in further enhancing the special relations between both countries.

Reaffirming the new Liberian government’s commitment to further cementing the ties between both countries, Minister Findley said: “the U.S. is a strategic partner of Liberia.”

Minister Findley also noted that Liberia’s foreign policy under the new government is focused on economic diplomacy, and he urged the embassy to encourage American business leaders and entrepreneurs to consider Liberia as an attractive business destination.

Minister Findley lauded Ambassador Lois C. Brutus and the staff of the Liberian Embassy near Washington for their dedication and sacrifices in the interest of Liberia.

Earlier, Ambassador Brutus welcomed Minister Findley and delegation and assured that the staff at the embassy will continue to work diligently to promote the interest of Liberia.

Minister Findley was accompanied by Assistant Foreign Minister for American Affairs, Maxwell P. Vah, and the Assistant Minister for Public Affairs, Sylvester K. Pewee.

The meeting was also characterized by questions and answers and a healthy exchange of ideas between Minister Findley and the embassy staff.

Below, photos show Minister Findley and Ambassador Brutus with embassy staff outdoors on the grounds of the embassy, which is undergoing a facelift.

The other photos show Minister Findley interacting with other distinguished guests at the screening of a film: “Never Stop Dreaming,” at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Family Theater in Washington. The film screening, hosted by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, is on the “Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres,” former Prime Minister of Israel.

Ambassador Brutus Welcomes Minister Findley to the Liberian Embassy in Washington D..

Ambassador Brutus ands Minister Findley Pose With Embassy staff at Chancery