Ngafuan Turns Over Keys to Ivorian Envoy
Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has turned over the keys of six vehicles to the Ivorian Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Kapieletien Soro on behalf the Government of Liberia.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, on 2 May 2012, Foreign Minister Ngafuan and delegation held important bilateral talks with their Ivorian counterparts in Abidjan where Minister Ngafuan assured the Ivorian Foreign and Interior Ministers that the six keys of confiscated vehicles would be returned.
The vehicles in question are currently in the port city of Harper, Maryland County. They were confiscated in the aftermath of the Ivorian crisis by Liberian security personnel on the Liberian side of the border. Minister Ngafuan said the ceremony was an actualization of the Liberian Government’s promise to turn over the vehicles to the Ivory Coast via its ambassador.
“For me, I’m honored and pleased to present these keys of the vehicles to you, Mr. Ambassador, which is an evidence of our commitment. We hope other aspects of our agreements will be meticulously implemented”, the Foreign Minister told Ambassador Soro on Wednesday. Ambassador Soro, receiving the keys, expressed gratitude to the Liberian Government for making true its promise.
“On behalf of our President and Government, we will like to express our gratefulness and satisfaction on the way the cooperation is going on between Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia. Please tell Her Excellency Madame President that we are very grateful and we will do whatever we can to take those vehicles as soon as possible”, Ambassador Soro said.
The Ivorian Ambassador expressed hope that hereafter, other aspects of the agreements between both countries would immediately follow, especially that pertaining to extradition of Ivorian detainees.