MONROVIA, June 16 (LINA) – President George Manneh Weah has sent a congratulatory message to the Government and people of the Republic of Iceland on the occasion marking the National Day of Iceland.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, President Weah, on behalf of Liberia, extended heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to the Government and people of Iceland, as they commemorate this historic milestone.
President Weah further indicated that Iceland’s gracious assistance to Liberia’s fishing industry is going a long way in resuscitating the sector which, he noted, has been identified in his government’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development as one of the mainstays of economic growth and job creation.
The Liberian President recalled that through the support of Iceland, his government has employed mechanisms which are vital to the sustainable use of Liberia’s oceans, seas and marine resources for the benefit of its present and future generations.
President Weah particularly recalled Iceland’s novel policies towards the empowerment of women and other minorities that have inspired many nations.
The Liberian Chief Executive looks forward to sustained cooperation anchored on common values and interests that will expand the bond of amity between the two governments and peoples which, he indicated will grow even stronger across the fields of science, education, and culture.
President Weah then wished for President Thorlacius Johannesson good health and happiness, and for the people of Iceland continued peace and prosperity.