President George Manneh Weah has cautioned Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Court of Saint James, Madam Gurly Teta Gibson, to be effective and responsible in executing her duties. The Liberian leader says he looks forward to seeing Ambassador Gibson justify the confidence reposed in her with diligence and commitment.
“Before I commission you, let me say that I have reposed confidence in you on behalf of the people and the state of Liberia whose interest you are expected to serve during your time at the Court of Saint James,” the President said on December 7, 2018 at his Foreign Ministry office. “I therefore request that you to demonstrate diligence and patriotism in every step you take while representing us.”
Wishing the Liberian envoy best wishes and assuring her of the country’s support and prayers, the President urged Ambassador Gibson, even in the face of tough times, to exercise a great deal of patience, which he described as a good virtue.
The Liberian leader called on Ambassador Gibson to use her expertise and experience in diplomacy to explore all necessary avenues toward bolstering the bilateral relationship between Liberia and United Kingdom.
“You are going to be representing Liberia in one of the world’s influential countries,” the President said, adding: “You therefore have to make sure that our bilateral relationship remains intact and thriving.”
Responding, Ambassador Gibson expressed appreciation to the Liberian leader for the confidence reposed in her. She said President Weah’s vision and strong leadership has enabled the international community to take a favorable look at Liberia.
“There is a strong need for all Liberians to work together to achieve economic growth,” she said. “The pro-poor agenda will propel Liberia to a level where the citizens will reap developments and peace, and thank God we do have a leader who is very passionate about this.”
Madam Gibson assured President Weah that she would use her assignment to promote the government’s agenda and encourage investors into the country.