Pres, Sirleaf Expresses Appreciation To Outgoing Kuwait Ambassador

Pres, Sirleaf Expresses Appreciation To Outgoing Kuwait Ambassador

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed sincere and profound appreciation to the outgoing Ambassador of the Kingdom of Kuwait, His Excellency Dr. Hamad Muhammad Burahmad, for all he has done to strengthen and concretize relations between Kuwait and Liberia.

“I’d like to express, on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia, my sincere and profound thanks and appreciation for all you have done to get Kuwait-Liberia relations to where it is today. I say thank you for this,” the Liberian leader said.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf was speaking Tuesday, August 13, when outgoing Kuwaiti Ambassador Dr. Burahmad paid her a farewell courtesy visit at her temporary office at the Foreign Ministry. She praised the excellent relations currently subsisting between the two countries and prayed that his successor will continue from where he left off.

President Sirleaf thanked the outgoing Kuwaiti Ambassador for all the assistance provided Liberia, including, among many others, the technical assistance given by the Kuwaiti Government for the feasibility study and preliminary design for the construction of the Gbarnga to Mendicorma highway, which will be completed shortly.

For his part, Ambassador Burahmah conveyed the compliments of the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jabar Al-Sabah, to President Sirleaf and pledged that his successor will continue to promote the good relations between Liberia and the Kingdom of Kuwait. He thanked President Sirleaf for all her support during his tour of duty and praised the excellent relations between the two countries. 

Outgoing Ambassador Burahmah used to occasion to renew the invitation of the Emir of Kuwait for President Sirleaf to participate in the upcoming 3rd Arab-African Summit, scheduled to take place in Kuwait in November. He said this year’s Summit focuses on economic issues as African States are registering economic growth of over six percent per annum currently. He believes the Summit will be a hallmark in significantly advancing relations between his country and the African continent.

The Liberian leader recommitted her participation in the Arab-Africa Summit later this year.

The outgoing Kuwaiti Ambassador to Liberia, who was resident in Dakar, Senegal, and covering all of West Africa except Nigeria and Ghana, presented his Letters of Credence to President Sirleaf on November 30, 2012. He now takes up a new assignment near Budapest, Hungary.