President Sirleaf upon receiving special message from her Nigerian counterpart. Photo Credit: Ousman Diallo / Executive Mansion President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, last Friday, received in audience a Special Nigerien Envoy on behalf of that country’s re-elected President, Mahamadou Issoufou, at her Foreign Ministry Office in Monrovia with a special message from her counterpart.
According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf congratulated President Mahamadou Issoufou on his re-election by the people of the West African nation who chose the democratic path as a surest means for transition. She assured the Nigerien Special Envoy her continuous commitment to working with the President of Niger at the levels of ECOWAS and the African Union.
President Sirleaf then lauded President Issoufou for sending a Special Envoy, when he could have opted to use diplomatic channels, instead dispatched an Emissary, which was indicative of the closer ties - a symbol of solidarity, describing it as a positive action on his part.
She assured the Special Envoy that the Government of Liberia would communicate its response through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Earlier, the Nigerien Special Envoy, Mr. Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou thanked President Sirleaf for the opportunity and audience extended him, along with the three-member delegation to Liberia, saying President Issoufou looks forward to a favorable response from his Liberian counterpart. He said Niger was pleased amid the economic development prospects the country is experiencing and described the country as a haven in the midst of stability-challenged neighbor.
Mr. Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou - also Director General of the Nigerien Cabinet, was accompanied by Ambassador Abani Ibrahim and Mr. Laouali Gouma Abarchi.-Press release