Ambassador McCarthy Visits University of Liberia, Presents Forestry Book Donation

On Wednesday, April 21, Ambassador Michael McCarthy met with University of Liberia (UL) President Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson, Jr. on the Capitol Hill campus.  They discussed the long-standing relationship UL has with the U.S. Embassy as well as UL partnerships with a number of U.S. universities and colleges. The U.S. Embassy Monrovia regularly facilitates opportunities …

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Ambassador McCarthy Dedicates New LEC Customer Service Center

On April 8, 2021, Ambassador Michael McCarthy participated in a dedication ceremony for the new Liberia Electric Corporation (LEC) Customer Service Center in Waterside, Monrovia. When the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Compact with the Government of Liberia was launched in 2016, a major goal was to ensure that Compact investments would benefit women economically. Female …

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The Liberian National Security Agency opens new U.S. Government-funded HQ

On April 2, 2021, Ambassador Michael McCarthy joined Minister of State Nathaniel McGill, National Security Agency Director James Pearson II, and other dignitaries to cut the ribbon on the brand-new headquarters of the Liberian National Security Agency. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Ambassador McCarthy remarked, “One of the lessons that has repeatedly been underscored is the …

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U.S., EU, and French Ambassadors Make Joint Visit to ArcelorMittal Facilities

U.S. Ambassador Michael McCarthy, EU Ambassador Laurent Delahousse, and French Ambassador Michaël Roux toured ArcelorMittal mining and port facilities on March 24, 2021.  Welcomed by ArcelorMittal Liberia Chief Executive Officer Scott Lowe, the three ambassadors had the opportunity to visit the mine operations near Yekepa and view the ArcelorMittal-renovated rail and port facilities from the …

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Ambassador McCarthy Hands Over COVID-19 Testing Supplies to Ministry of Health

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, Ambassador Michael McCarthy handed over COVID-19 laboratory testing supplies to the Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, on behalf of United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance project, through funding from USAID, is supporting the Government of Liberia to accelerate COVID-19 detection efforts by …

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Ambassador McCarthy’s Remarks for International Women’s Day

Ambassador Michael McCarthy joined President Weah, Government of Liberia ministers, and other members of the international community at the National Observance of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021.  He spoke about the importance of gender equality and access to education for girls as well as the need to put an end to sexual- and …

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Ambassador McCarthy Welcomes First COVAX Shipment

On Friday, March 5, 2021, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, donated through COVAX, arrived in Liberia.  Ambassador Michael A. McCarthy joined dignitaries from the Missions of the European Union, Germany, Ireland, Great Britain, and France, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator at Roberts International Airport to welcome the shipment.  Ambassador McCarthy gave remarks along …

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Ambassador McCarthy Signs the Greening Diplomacy Initiative Pledge

On March 3, 2021, World Wildlife Day, Ambassador Michael McCarthy signed the Greening Diplomacy Initiative pledge to commit to sustainability, energy efficiency, and conservation.  Members of the Embassy’s Green Team joined to show their support. By signing the Greening Diplomacy Initiative pledge, Ambassador McCarthy promises to enhance the energy security and environmental performance of the …

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U.S. and EU Ambassadors Make Joint Visit to APM Terminals Liberia

U.S. Ambassador Michael McCarthy and EU Ambassador Laurent Delahousse met at the Freeport of Monrovia today to visit APM Terminals Liberia, a subsidiary of the Danish shipping giant Maersk A/S.  Welcomed by APM Terminals Liberia Managing Director George Adjei, the two Ambassadors had the opportunity to view the state-of-the-art port infrastructure that APM Terminals has …

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Ambassador McCarthy Stresses Importance of Agriculture to Liberia’s Development

Pledging U.S. support, Ambassador Michael McCarthy said he is convinced that Liberians “can build an agriculture sector that provides the basis for Liberia’s success on its journey to self-reliance.”  Ambassador McCarthy spoke at the opening of the National Agriculture Fair in Suakoko, Bong County last Friday, February 12. He noted that support for the agriculture …

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Ambassador McCarthy Joins the Moving Forward Together Radio Program

On February 8, 2021, Ambassador Michael A. McCarthy took part in the Moving Forward Together program on ECOWAS Radio 91.5 FM.  Moving Forward Together, hosted by Sayou Tequah, showcases how Americans and Liberians are working together to achieve shared goals.  Every week, Sayou discusses a different topic and listeners call in to share their own perspectives and ask questions. …

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Ambassador McCarthy Hands Over 430 Nursing and Midwifery Textbooks

On Friday, February 5, 2021, Ambassador Michael A. McCarthy handed over 430 new, up-to-date nursing and midwifery textbooks to the Liberia Board of Nursing & Midwifery (LBNM). The Ambassador’s first public event since his arrival in Liberia demonstrates the value the U.S. Government places on healthcare and critical front-line workers such as nurses and midwives. …

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Ambassador McCarthy Presents Credentials to President Weah

On Friday, January 22, 2021, His Excellency, President George M. Weah, received the credentials of U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia Michael A. McCarthy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador McCarthy thanked President Weah for his gracious letter to U.S. President Joseph R. Biden expressing congratulations on his inauguration, noting it was one …

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