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U.S. donates anti-Covid materials to Defense Ministry

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The United States Embassy near Monrovia, specifically its offices of the Defense Attache and Security Corporation made a donation of huge consignment of materials aimed at helping the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in their fight against the coronavirus here.

The donation made at the Ministry of Defense Wednesday, 24 June include personal protective equipment (PPEs), clora, face masks, nose masks, face shield, medical hand gloves and several other anti Covid – 19 items loaded into cartoons, worth thousands of U.S. Dollars.

Making the presentation Wednesday afternoon at the ministry, a representative of the U.S. Embassy’s Office of the Defense Attache and Security Corporation Col. Matthew Alden expressed delight over the partnership that exists between embassy and the Defense Ministry/AFL.

He says the Embassy values the partnership and it is very thankful for it, adding that the donation worth thousands of U.S. Dollars is being transferred to defense authorities here to support their fight against Covid – 19. Col. Alden notes the U.S. Embassy’s commitment in support of the efforts of the Liberian defense officials in their fight against the virus, concluding that it is very much thankful for the partnership.

Receiving the donation, Liberia’s Defense Minister Daniel Ziankahn thanks the U.S. Embassy officials, telling them that the donation is timely and will be used for its intended purpose. Minister Ziankahn informs the U.S. Embassy delegation that AFL has troops various counties including Lofa, Grand Gedeh, Bong County and other places, saying the donation will be used to augment their work.

By Winston W. Parley

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