News of Liberia
Liberia's Ambassador to the European Union presents credentials to the EU President
wants more EU support for post Ebola recover programs in Liberia
Ambassador Nyenabo presents credentials to the EU President Tusk.
Written by ISAAC C. YEAH, Minister Consular, Press and Public Affairs
Wednesday, 6th May 2015
Brussels, BelgiumÂ - Liberia's Ambassador to European Union, Isaac W. Nyenabo has presented his Letters of Credence to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk at the President's Salon at the Justus Lipsius Building, Rue de la Loi in Brussels, Belgium on today Wednesday, May 6,2015 at 2:20PM.
Ambassador Nyenabo extended on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia to the European Council President Tusk warm sentiments, heartfelt felicitations and great sense of appreciation for the European Union significant contributions to Liberia over several decades.
Ambassador Nyenabo lauded the EU and its partners for responding to appeal made by President Sirleaf during the recent outbreak of the Hemorrhagic virus Ebola that affected Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone and claimed many lives. He said the EU mobilization of financial and material resources, was very important in achieving the gains that Liberia and its neighbours have made over the disease in recent months.
'' As the Liberian Government embarks upon the challenges of Post Ebola recovery programs, the Government and people of Liberia would like to count on the European Union and the European Commission continuous support, especially in the health care delivery service,budgetary support, energy, infrastructure, agriculture and education to the Government to enable it meet the provision of social services to its people'' Ambassador Nyenabo pleaded.
According to a dispatch from the Liberian Embassy near Brussels, Belgium, the Liberia diplomat said although Liberia is not out of the woods yet in defeating the Ebola virus, even with few more days to be declared Ebola free, Liberia has made significant progress, noting that those progress would not have been possible without the intervention and assistance from the European Union.
Ambassador Nyenabo commended the European Union for the recently signed ï¿½279 million development package under the European Union National Indicative Program (NIP) for EU 11th European Development Fund (EDF) in Liberia which covers 2014 to 2020, and seeks to address key priority areas that are essential to growth and recovery from the medium and long-term and the recent annnoucement also that the EU has earmarked 310 million dollars support for Liberia in the next six years.
Ambassador Nyenabo said the recently held Government of Liberia and the European Union Political Dialogue Forum, which addresses the critically important areas of Governance, Investment Opportunities for EU companies,Security and Justice has added new impetus and dynamism to the cordial relationship that has existed between the EU and Liberia.He said the dialogue forum provided the platform for a review mechanism that will look deeply into how these major areas can be addressed with support from the European Union, working closely with Liberian authorities.