President Sirleaf Hails DR Congo’s Independence Celebration
Friday, June 29, Monrovia: The Liberian President, Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has congratulated the President and People of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the auspicious and historic occasion marking that country’s 52nd Independence Anniversary.
A Foreign Ministry release issued over the weekend says the Liberian Leader wishes to extend to President Joseph Kabila and through him, warmest felicitations and best wishes to the Government and People of the DRC on behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of Liberia and in her own name.
President Johnson Sirleaf expressed the hope, through prayers, that the two countries will continue to further cement and nourish the cordial relationship between them in the years ahead.
She further stated that Liberians are exceedingly elated to join the friendly people of the DRC in celebrating their historic occasion.
The Liberian Leader also prayed that as the Congolese President lead his people to peace and unity, the Almighty God will grant him abundant wisdom and continued good health as she asked President Kabila to accept her renewed assurances of her highest consideration and esteem.
The DRC, formerly known as Zaire, gained its independence on June 30, 1960.