U.S. Ambassador-at-Large John Richmond Visits Liberia to Discuss Liberian Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking-in-Persons (TIP) John Cotton Richmond visited Liberia from September 9-10 to meet with diverse stakeholders in the country’s fight against human trafficking and discuss the country’s efforts to address this universal human rights violation, also known as modern day slavery, in Liberia. Ambassador Richmond met on September 9 with …

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July 18, 2019 Statement by Ambassador Elder

U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder issued the below statement (PDF 270 KB) July 18 “The U.S. Embassy read with interest the statement of the Council of Patriots (COP) issued July 12 announcing their intent to stage a nationwide protest beginning July 24.  While the U.S. Embassy supports the rights of citizens to lawfully apply to assemble or …

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Ambassador Elder speaks about Human Trafficking to AME University Graduate School

Dear President Isaac, Dean Konneh, honored professors, faculty and staff, AMEU Graduate School students, friends and colleagues — thank you for inviting me here today as part of the graduate school lecture series.  I spend so much time in meetings — with the government, international partners, political actors, or civil society — that I welcome …

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Ambassador Elder’s Remarks at the 243rd Independence Day Celebration

It is my great privilege to welcome His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Liberia, Dr. George Manneh Weah and Madam First Lady Clar Weah; as well as the Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives Bhofal Chambers, president pro tempore of the Senate Albert Chie, and members of the Legislature; his Honor, the …

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Remarks by Ambassador Christine Elder at 2018 U.S. Independence Day Celebration

Remarks by Ambassador Christine Elder July 4, 2018 Welcome and Happy Fourth of July!  Today we celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the vote in 1776 by the Continental Congress to declare our independence from Great Britain.  It is my pleasure to extend greetings from President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the people …

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Health Projects Dedicated in Robertsport, Tubmanburg

(Monrovia) — On May 17, 2018, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder visited government hospital projects in Robertsport and Tubmanburg. The projects, with support from the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, include significant water, sanitation, and hygiene infrastructure (WASH) improvements at St. Timothy and Liberia Government Hospitals in Grand Cape Mount and Bomi …

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USAID and Government of Liberia Launch New ICT Support Project

For Immediate Release Monrovia, March 22, 2017   Monrovia, Liberia – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GoL), today launched the USAID Digital Liberia and e-Government Project in Monrovia. In support of the GoL’s e-Government Strategy, the Digital Liberia and e-Government Project will improve the GoL’s …

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Media Note: Ambassador’s Trip to Lofa County

Media Note Monrovia, Liberia February 27, 2017 U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Christine Elder traveled to Lofa County on February 24. During the visit, Ambassador Elder had meetings with County Superintendent George Dunor together with members of the community, as well as regional field office representatives of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). The Ambassador also …

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Joint Statement from Third U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue

January 10, 2017 The U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue took place on January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC to build on the special historical and bilateral ties between the two countries and to convene four working groups focused on:  Overcoming Challenges to Liberia’s Economy, Expanding Agriculture Production and Trade; Enhancing Liberia’s Investment and Infrastructure Climate; and Supporting …

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U.S. Ambassador to Liberia

  Christine Elder is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.  She was sworn in June 20, 2016 as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia, and arrived in Monrovia June 22 to assume her responsibilities.  She previously served as the Director for Southern African Affairs, with responsibility for U.S. relations with ten countries …

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U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac Applauds Mandela Washington Fellowship – Liberia

U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac has applauded the works of alumni of the 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship – Liberia. Ambassador Malac said upon the return of the Fellows from their program, they immediately and actively got involved in the fight against Ebola in Liberia. “They have been working 24/7, raising the public’s awareness about Ebola …

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U.S. Ambassador Applauds Returned Education Scholars

On Saturday, January 18, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac praised 19 Liberians for their hard work earning education-related master’s degrees urged them to use their skills, knowledge and abilities to further develop Liberia’s education sector.  Her comments were delivered at the welcome back ceremony for those graduates who received scholarships from the U.S. Agency …

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