-Ellen congratulates Kamala Harris
Liberia’s first and Africa’s first female President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to her sorority sister, Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman, the first Black woman, and the first woman of Asian descent to serve as Vice President of the United States of America.
Kamala Harris was inaugurated into office on Wednesday January 20, along with President Joseph R. Biden. Weeks before her inauguration, she declared that she stood on the shoulders of generations of women who had paved her path.
Mrs. Sirleaf, being a role model and inspiration to women around the world, was the first woman democratically elected to lead an African.
In her message to Kamala, her sorority sister, Mrs. Sirleaf whose Amujay Foundation is focused on women empowerment around the world sees the newly inaugurated U.S. Vice President’s ascension as a victory for women around the world.
“I offer my congratulations to you, to your family, to the American people, and to women around the world who will stand tall in your image, she said. Mrs. Sirleaf recalled how she first met Kamala during her last visit on Capitol Hill as Liberia’s president on September 25, 2017.
“New to your office, you were among the distinguished Congressional officials to welcome me, along with Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA), and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY).
You and your colleagues made it clear that Liberia and the United States were bound together by a shared history, shared values, and shared interests, and that these would endure well past any office holder in the United States and Liberia.
At that time, you were a junior Senator from California. A little over three years later, you are now the Vice President of the United States. It has always been my motto that if your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough. Just saying Madam Vice President, Mrs. Sirleaf explained.
The former Liberian President also thanked U.S President Biden, for selecting Kamala as his Vice President, while congratulating him on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America.
“Mr. President, thank for your commitment to reengage the global community to build a world that stands stronger in the collective that leaves no person or nation behind. That demands accountability of governments to the governed. The world looks to the Biden-Harris team as we together face our many challenges and opportunities,” she concluded.