MONROVIA, July 28 (LINA) – The President, Dr. George Manneh Weah, has accepted the resignation of Foreign Affairs Minister Gbehzohngar M. Findley.
The resignation takes effect Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
In the letter of resignation dated July 27, 2020, Minister Findley thanked President Weah for affording him the opportunity to serve his country as Foreign Affairs Minister.
He said he enjoyed, and was pleased with, President Weah’s confidence, cooperation and support.
“My service in the Coalition administration has afforded me the opportunity to work with some very remarkable personalities internationally, locally and within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. And I am very grateful,” he said in his resignation letter to Dr. Weah.
“I owe you a debt of gratitude for affording me the opportunity to serve and implement your administration’s agenda,” the former Foreign Minister further told President Weah.
He added: “You can rest assured, Mr. President, of my unflinching support as my leaving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not suggest leaving my commitment to the Coalition for Democratic Change. I also count on your support as I embark on this journey of seeking to re-enter the Liberian Senate.”
Mr. Findley, who was confirmed by the Liberian Senate on February 22, 2018 following his appointment by President Weah, was recently petitioned by the elders and people of Grand Bassa County to contest the senatorial seat of that county during the forthcoming mid-term elections in December.
In a statement accepting ex-Minister Findley’s resignation, Pres. Weah said he was pleased to accept the resignation of the former Foreign Minister who assumed the position since the beginning of his Administration in January 2018.
“During all this time, he has conducted the Foreign Policy of my Government efficiently and effectively,” the president said, noting that Findley maintained and strengthened Liberia’s bilateral relationships with friendly countries, and has ably represented Liberia’s interests at all multilateral institutions and forums.
Pres. Weah stated that Minister Findley served with dedication and distinction, and noted “I want to personally thank him, in this public manner, for his service and commitment.”
The President continued “As we are all aware, Gbehzongar is leaving the Cabinet, based on a petition from his people to serve and to pursue new avenues and opportunities for further service to the Liberian people through the Coalition for Democratic Change. We want to wish him well in his new endeavors, and good luck in the ensuing political primaries.”
“Hon. Findley, as you now set out in pursuit of a new facet of your political career, I wish you the best.
“As Chairman of the Cabinet, I want to take the liberty of saying goodbye to you on behalf of all your colleagues, as you now vacate your leadership role of Dean. We will miss you,” the President stated.
“May the God that we serve continue to bless you and your family, and guide and protect you in all that you do,” statement concluded.