Edwin G. Wandah
The Chinese Embassy in Liberia has paid tribute to the family of fallen Liberian former President Moses Blah at his residence in Paynesville. The Deputy Chief of Mission of the Chinese Embassy in Liberia, YANG JUN said his government and the Chinese Embassy in the country is saddened over the death of one of Liberia’s former Presidents, Moses Blah.
Mr. YANG said his country was moved with deep sorrow and tears of sadness when the death of the former Liberian President was announced. The Deputy Chief of Mission YANG said, China will forever remember the relationship between the former Liberian President and his country in the area of re-establishing the once bilateral relationship that Mr. Blah strengthened which is the “One China Policy”.
At the same time, Mr. YANG on behalf of the Chinese Embassy has contributed an amount of US$2,000 to the bereaved family of the late former President Blah as a way of identifying with the family during this time of sober reflection. He then consoled the family to trust in God and keep the courage in this time of bereavement.
Responding, the eldest son of Mr. Blah, Thomas Blah lauded the Government and people of China for their concern of the late former Vice President in the Charles Taylor’s Government. Mr. Blah expressed the family’s gratitude to the Government and people of China through their Embassy in Monrovia for the contribution adding that the family will forever remember China as a true friend to the Blah family saying, “A friend in need is a friend in deed.”
For her part, the wife of the late Liberian leader, Netty Blah also praised the Chinese Embassy for the contribution and appealed to the Embassy to always remember them. She added that the late Liberian former President left many projects behind and then called on the Chinese Government to assist in underwriting the costs of some of the projects.
Madam Blah further appealed to meet with the Chinese Ambassador to Liberia after the burial so as to discuss some major issues that her family would like the Chinese Government to assist.