LIBERIA-WTVNEWS: The seven-man US Government Congressional Delegation visiting Liberia has lauded President George M. Weah for the progress Liberia has made under his Leadership.
The Head of Delegation, New York Democratic Congressman Gregory Meeks, who is also the US House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Foreign Relations, said Liberia is on the right path to recovery and development after years of war.
“We come in recognition of the 200 years of Liberia’s existence as you commemorate the Bicentennial and we pledge to work with you to ensure continued progress in the country’s development and democracy,” Chairman Meeks told President Weah.
Presenting gifts of Honor to the President, the US House Foreign relations Committee Chairman Meeks also extolled him for his hard work and accomplishments in pushing Liberia forward in a better direction for all his people.
Also speaking, the Congressional Black Caucus Chairperson, Joyce Beatty, reaffirmed the delegation’s support to Liberia, noting that the caucus is completely behind Liberia as it celebrates the bicentennial.
For his part, Representative George K. Buterfield of North Carolina admonished President Weah not to be bothered by divisive information as he continues his leadership of the country.
“We know that there are three kinds of negative information: misinformation, disinformation and malformation” he said, while outlining similarities with the fallout from the US Elections.
Earlier President Weah welcomed the US Congressional Delegation to Liberia and thanked them for the recognition giving the country as it commemorates the Bicentennial.
The Liberian Leader recalled the strong historical ties between the US and Liberia and urged that both countries continue the engagements . “We are always willing and ready to work with the US at all levels of government” President Weah said.
The Liberian Leader then provided answers to the questions raised by the members of the Delegation, ranging from the 2023 general and presidential elections, Gender Equality and Participation, Business and investments and Justice for victims of the Liberian civil war.
Receiving the delegation also, Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Tamba Koijee presented key to the visiting guests as a symbol or recognition of continuous access to the city of Monrovia.
“Today as the city mayor, I hereby present to you the key to unhindered access to government, investment, relationship, democracy, whatever it maybe for the advancement between both countries He welcomes the delegation on behalf of the people of the city of Monrovia.”