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The President of Liberia, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has extended warmest congratulations, on behalf of the Liberian Government and People to the Government and People of the People’s Republic of China on the auspicious occasion of the 67th anniversary of the founding of that great country.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, in her message to her Chinese counterpart, His Excellency Mr. Xi Jinping, President Sirleaf said as the Government and people of China celebrate such joyous occasion, she looks forward to further strengthening the already excellent bilateral cooperation subsisting between Liberia and China for the mutual benefit of both countries and peoples.

The People’s Republic of China’s National Day is October 1, but was celebrated on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in Liberia. “On this happy occasion, we acknowledge with appreciation, the strong partnership between our two countries, particularly, in Liberia’s development transformation, which we hope will further solidify our bilateral ties,” the Liberian leader stressed, also wishing for President Xi Jinping personal wellbeing and prayed that as Liberia and China work together in furtherance of peace, security and global economic development within the context of the sustainable development goals, the Almighty God will grant the Chinese leader with abundant wisdom and strength as he leads his compatriots to greater prosperity.

In another development, the President has sent a warm congratulatory message to the Government and People of the Republic of Botswana on the occasion commemorating the 50th Independence Anniversary of that country.

In her message to His Excellency Lieutenant General SecretseKhama Ian Khama, the Liberian leader stated: “On behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of Liberia and in my own name, I extend to you and through your Excellency, to the Government and People of Botswana warmest congratulations on the occasion marking the 50th Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Botswana”.

She said as Liberia joins Botswana in celebrating this golden jubilee, her government recognizes, with deep satisfaction, the increasingly momentous partnership both countries have recorded in recent years, expressing the hope that the bond of friendship so happily subsisting between the two countries and peoples will continue to be strengthened in the years to come as both governments look forward to collaborating closely, for the promotion of peace, security and economic integration.

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