President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has commissioned Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Belgium and concurrent accreditation near the Kingdom of Netherlands, Grand Duchy of Luxemburg and the European Union at a ceremony in Monrovia.
According to an Executive Mansion release, at the ceremony, which took place in the Cabinet Room on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, President Sirleaf expressed pleasure in the integrity of Ambassador Nyenabo and praised his capability and level of interaction in his legislative work.
She acknowledged that although Ambassador Nyenabo did not always agree on every issue, but remained constructive in his observations and sometimes became advocate for the Government.
The Liberian leader commended the extent of work with fellow Grand Gedeans in advancing cooperation for the good of the country.
She challenged Ambassador Nyenabo in light of his new role as a major responsibility to represent Liberia in Belgium and the European Union (EU) – she referred to as Liberia’s strongest development partner that has tremendously contributed to the country’s development aspirations. She stressed the need for maintaining a strategic presence in Belgium and at the EU.
For his part, Ambassador Nyenabo thanked President Sirleaf for his preferment and said he does appreciate the challenges ahead but noted he takes solace in “defining a set of objectives; say what you want and then consider the obstacles. Never must the objectives be renounced in favor of the obstacles.”
He assured the President that as her personal representative, he will perform to her expectation in implementing Liberia’s Foreign Policy while in Belgium by attracting genuine investment, trade and commerce as well as securing the needed resources to assist with fostering the Agenda for Transformation (AfT) and lifting the country to middle income level by 2030.
Ambassador Nyenabo recalled the role of the EU towards Liberia’s recovery in the areas of peace and security, food security, human capacity building, budget support and the aggressive fight against Ebola.