President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a condolence message to the Government and People of the Federal Republic of Germany, following the sudden death of Mr. Helmut Schmidt, former German Chancellor, who served Germany from 1974 to 1982. He died at the age of 96.
In her message to her German counterpart, H.E. Joachim Gauck, according to the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia, the President noted that the noble qualities of Mr. Schmidt and his courageous positions in European and global politics have made him a competent and outstanding German statesman, a leading proponent of the European Union, the Euro and the Central Bank for Europe.
While expressing her deepest sympathy to the bereaved family and people of Germany, President Sirleaf stated: “at this painful time, I offer, on behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of Liberia, and in my own name, condolence to your Excellency, and through you, to the bereaved family and the German People, our sincere sympathy and respect, as you face such a difficult period of grief.”-Press release