Liberia receives Two Ambassadors-Designate
The Ambassadors, Archbishop Walter Erbi, Apostolic Nuncio of the Vatican, and Marie Helene Okitundu Ayaki Omba of the Democratic Republic of Congo, paid Courtesy Call Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at Minister Kemayah’s Foreign Ministry Office on the Capitol Hill, in Monrovia.
Their visit is ahead of their separate meetings with President George Manneh Weah, at which time they are expected to present their Letters of Credence to the Liberian Leader.
The Vatican Envoy then presented a special medal from the Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, to Minister Kemayah and pledged his country’s willingness to continue its support to Liberia, particularly in the area of health and education, among others.
At a separate ceremony, Minister Kemayah received copies of the Letters of Credence from each of the Ambassadors-Designate and congratulated them for their preferment.
Receiving copies of the credential, Minister Kemayah hailed the cordial bilateral relations between Liberia and the Vatican, and assured of Liberia’s determination to strengthen cooperation with the Vatican to enhance growth and development for Liberia.
The Dean of the Cabinet expressed optimism that the bilateral Cooperation between both countries will be further enhanced during the tenure of Archbishop Walter Erbi in Liberia.
Welcoming the Ambassador-Designate of DR Congo, Foreign Minister Kemayah recounted the historic ties dating back to the 1960s, and expressed confidence that Liberia-DR Congo relations will be marked by excellent achievements, through bilateral cooperation during the tenure of Her Excellency Marie Helene Okitundu Ayaki Omba.
Minister Kemayah then assured the Congolese’s Ambassador-Designate of his Ministry’s willingness to assist the Congolese’s Envoy in making her tour of duty in Liberia fruitful and rewarding.
He said:” Liberia looks forward to working closely with the incoming Envoy to promote and strengthen bilateral cooperation with the DR Congo, mainly in the area of trade.”
Foreign Minister Kemayah then proposed a joint cooperation commission between the two countries in order enhance trade and commerce.
Also responding, the Ambassador-Designate of DR Congo assured Liberia of her country’s determination to strengthen bilateral ties and Cooperation with Liberia, in many areas of trade aimed at enhancing ties with Liberia.