President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf has received the letters of credence of newly accredited ambassadors to Liberia, urging them to continue to strengthen the relationships between Liberia and their various states.
On Thursday, 26 October, the Ambassador of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (headquartered in Rome) Mrs. Anna O’huadhaigh Bsaibes and Nigerian Amb. Mr. James G. Dimka were scheduled to present their letters of credence separately.
Receiving Amb. Anna O’huadhaigh Bsaibes Thursday, President Sirleaf said the Malta envoy is not really a stranger because she has been with “us” all these years.
She says building the relationship further between Liberia and Malta is something that is very much looked forward to, recognizing the help of Malta to Liberia in a very critical period here.
The President has expressed gratitude to Malta for its contribution to Liberia’s health sector, especially for the priority given the sector during a critical period here.
She has expressed hope that both states can continue to strengthen the relationship and work together to improve the health of “our people.”
Responding to President Sirleaf, Amb. Bsaibes recalled the crucial role played by the Sovereign Order of Malta in supporting the Liberia leprosy control program in Ganta, and supporting 41 health centers in Bong, Nimba and Maryland Counties.
She says Maltal looks forward to re-launching its presence in the health sector. She assured President Sirleaf that the relationship between the two states shall continue.
By Winston W. Parley