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Liberia, Kazakhstan, Belarus establish diplomatic ties

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Liberia has established diplomatic relations with the Republics of Kazakhstan and Belarus, with commitments by all sides to promote and strengthen the friendship in all spheres of developments as the three countries look forward to improving their interactions at the highest levels.

In a dispatch from New York, the countries, in separate communiqués, also undertook to consolidate friendly relations based on mutual respect for national sovereignty, independence and territorial
integrity, as well as non-interference in the internal affairs of one another.

The communiqués further asserted that the countries will exert efforts to observe diplomatic protocols, including those of the United Nations Charter, the Provisions of the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic
Relations of April 18, 1961 and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of April 24, 1963, respectively.

Signing on behalf of the Government of Liberia, the Charge d’Affaires a.i. at the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations, Mr. George Patten, stressed the importance of establishing relationship
between Liberia and the two countries, emphasizing that further steps be taken to concretize the existing relations for the benefit of the three countries.

He noted that by establishing these relations, Liberia, Kazakhstan and Belarus were poised to take their diplomatic interactions to a new level, expressing optimism that the three countries will seize the
opportunity to reinforce the spirit of cooperation in both bilateral and multilateral realm.

The Liberian diplomat named education, cultural exchange, as well as agricultural technology as some of the areas that could be explored by the countries concerned. He promised to convey the messages of
goodwill expressed by the Representatives of Kazakhstan and Belarus on behalf of their respectful Governments to the relevant authorities in Liberia.

In separate remarks, the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan, Ambassador Kairat Abdrakhmanov, said the establishment of formal diplomatic ties between his country and Liberia paves the way for a
new partnership that has come to stay and considered this as an historic moment that will be recognized by the Government and people of Kazakhstan. He said Liberia, being one of the oldest Republics in sub-Saharan Africa, occupies an enviable position with a rich culture and history.

The Permanent Representative of Belarus, Ambassador Andrei Dapkiunas, expressed appreciation, hoping that the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between his country and Liberia will open a new chapter and reinforce the existing cordial ties between the two countries.-Dispatch

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