The President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, last week sent a message of congratulations to the Government and People of the People’s Republic of China on the auspicious occasion commemorating the National Day of that Republic.
In her message to her Chinese counterpart, His Excellency Mr. Xi Jinping, President Johnson Sirleaf extended warmest felicitations and best wishes to the Government and People of the People’s Republic of China on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia and in her own name.
The Liberian leader stressed that the people of Liberia remain grateful to the Government and People of China for the numerous contributions China continues to make to the Government and People of Liberia. “The momentum of our excellent bilateral relation was recently demonstrated by your Government’s immense contribution to Liberia’s fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease outbreak”, President Sirleaf added.
President Johnson Sirleaf furthered that the Chinese Government is marked in the history of Liberia for being the first to have airlifted needed logistics and medical supplies to Liberia in response to the Ebola outbreak. “Your Government’s significant investment in Liberia’s post war economy contributed to the accelerated economic growth in our country. On this auspicious occasion, we reaffirm our commitment to the “One China” Policy”, emphasized the Liberian leader.
President Johnson Sirleaf then expressed the hope that the bonds of friendship so happily subsisting between both countries and Peoples will continue to enjoy the blessings of peace, national cohesion and increasing prosperity under H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping progressive leadership, as Liberia joins China in observing this occasion.