Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, has praised two outgoing Ambassadors accredited near Monrovia from South Africa and La Côte d’Ivoire for their remarkable and outstanding roles in cementing the existing relationship between their respective countries and the Republic of Liberia.
At a farewell reception over the weekend in honor of Ambassadors Masilo Esau Mabeta of South Africa and Kapieletins Soro of La Côte d’Ivoire, Ngafuan expressed deep gratitude and appreciation to both Diplomats.
He said ties between Liberia and South Africa, and La Côte d’Ivoire have grown even stronger, especially during the tenure of the two outgoing Ambassadors.
He said under Ambassador Mabeta’s tenure here, the relations between Liberia and South Africa grew to a new level, especially with the issuance of South African visas now in Monrovia.
“We are going to miss him, because he came with special thoughts in his own ways to achieve his goals, not only me but many government officials and the ministries can attest to that; he knows all the villages, towns, counties across Liberia.”
Also hailing the cordial relationship between Liberia and La Côte d’Ivoire, Minister Ngafuan recounted Ambassador Kapieletins Soro’s excellent role in cementing the ties of cordiality between both countries.
Making brief response, the Ivoirian Ambassador specifically thanked Minister Ngafuan for the personal and official assistance his Ministry rendered him while he was on his tour of duty in Liberia.
Also making remarks at the occasion, the South African Ambassador Mabeta thanked the Liberian Government, specifically the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the reception accorded them here and for the mutual cooperation between Liberia and his country which he hopes would be expanded in the years ahead. Editing by Jonathan Browne