President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the Government and people of Eritrea on the occasion making their 23rd Independence Anniversary. The Independence Day of Eritrea is celebrated on today, May 24 each year as the most important national holiday of this east African country.
On this day in 1991, the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front forces moved into the capital Asmara, reinstating independence, following a 30-year long-battle against the Ethiopian military regime. According to a Foreign Ministry release, President Sirleaf, in her message to His Excellency Isaias Afwerki, President of Eritrea, extended heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to him and the Government and people of Eritrea on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia. The Liberian leader said as the two countries strive to further strengthen the bond of friendship and cooperation subsisting between them, it is her fervent prayer that the Almighty God will endow the Eritrean President with abundant wisdom and strength as he leads his people to sustainable peace and greater prosperity.