Foreign Minister Kemayah Welcomes New US Charge d’Affaires to Liberia - Pledges Liberia’s Commitment to Deepen Cooperation and Ties with the US.
Monrovia Tuesday, August 22, 2023: Liberian Foreign Minister H.E. Amb. Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., has welcomed the newly accredited Charge d’Affaires of the United States of America, Madam Catherine Rodriguez, to the Republic of Liberia on behalf of His Excellency President George Manneh Weah and the Government and people of Liberia.
Minister Kemayah hailed the government and people of the United States of America for the bilateral assistance the US continues to render Liberia and its people.
Welcoming the new US Charge d’Affaires at the Ministry, Foreign Minister Kemayah, on behalf of the President, Government, and People of Liberia, thanked the Government and the People of the US through its Charge d’Affaires, Madam Rodriguez, for the bilateral support.
Foreign Minister Kemayah made these remarks on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, when Madam Rodriguez paid a courtesy call on him at the Foreign Ministry.
The Liberian Chief Diplomat, who spoke on behalf of his government at the meeting, said President George Manneh Weah sincerely extends gratitude to Madam Catherine Rodriguez and wishes her a successful tour of duty in Liberia, "saying Liberia recognizes the traditional role the US played in the crisis and the stability of Liberia, as well as the sustenance of peace and harmony in the subregion.
In furtherance of the bilateral relations subsisting between the two countries, both the newly accredited United States Charge d’Affaires, Madam Catherine Rodriguez, and Foreign Minister Kemayah held talks for nearly an hour on bilateral, multilateral, and global issues aimed at further strengthening the longstanding traditional relations between the United States of America and Liberia as well as consolidating the cooperation and partnership between the two countries at the level of the United Nations and other international bodies.
The two officials particularly discussed multilateral and global issues, including human rights, terrorism, climate change, democracy, corruption, and good governance, among others.
Madam Catherine Rodriguez and Liberia’s Foreign Minister Kemayah further discussed the pending October 10, 2023, Presidential and Legislative Elections.
During the meeting, Minister Kemayah reaffirmed the unwavering commitment of His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah and the Government of Liberia to ensuring the conduct of free, fair, transparent, peaceful, inclusive, and credible general and presidential elections in Liberia on October 10, 2023.
The Dean of the Cabinet then assured the American Charge d’Affaires of his ministry’s willingness to assist the American Envoy in making her tour of duty in Liberia fruitful and rewarding.
Madam Catherine Rodriguez and Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Ambassador Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., also committed to closely working together for the realization of the shared values and principles of the United States of America and the Republic of Liberia for the mutual benefits of the two countries, governments, and peoples, and moreover to continue contributing to making the world a better place.
For her part, Madam Catherine Rodriguez praised Liberian Foreign Minister H.E. Amb. Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., for the warm reception accorded her and thanked the government of Liberia for the cooperation Liberia continues to show to the United States through its vote at the United Nations.
Madam Rodriguez also assured Liberia of her country’s determination to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation with Liberia in many areas of trade and other relevant sectors, etc.