Ambassador Barnett pays courtesty call on the DSRSG in Liberia
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia, Rev. Dr. Mrs. Marie Jilo Barnett recently paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General for Recovery and Governance (DSRSG); Ambassador Moustapha Soumare’ at his Pan Africa Plaza Office, Tubman Boulevard in Monrovia.
Ambassador Barnett in brief, noted that she was happy to have made it possible to return courtesy call on Ambassador Soumare’. She then pointed out that as an active gender campaigner, she intends to focus more on Women, Children, Peace and Security. While highlighting some of her activities and achievements, Ambassador Barnett noted that she participated in the peace process in her country at National and International levels and worked with various Peace Committees. Ambassador Barnett also maintained that while serving her Country at parliamentary level, she was a member of the drafting committee of the Peace process in Sierra Leone. She concluded by throwing light on Sierra Leoneans living in Liberia, UNHCR programme and preparation for her Country’s 50th Independence plan.
In response, Ambassador Soumare’ said he was impressed about Sierra Leone’s Missions abroad and laid special emphasis on Ambassador Barnett’s developmental strides in Liberia which is a next door neighbor to her country (Sierra Leone) with lots of her Nationals within her jurisdiction.
Earlier this week also, Ambassador Barnett launched the United Methodist Alumni Building during their 10th Annual Anniversary in Monrovia at Ashmun Street in Monrovia. In a short but impressive statement, Ambassador Rev. Dr. Mrs. Marie Jilo Barnett called on the University students to embrace Education which she said was the Key to Success. Education she further said would never be stolen from individuals and that Education, backed by Christianity goes a long way. “It is good to have neutral eyes for your future” she cautioned. Other speakers that graced the occasion were Rev. Dr Emmanuel F. Bailey, Mr. Wilmot S. Barclay Jr. and the keynote Speaker was Mr. Norris Tweah, Deputy Minister for Administration, Ministry of information.
Ms. Mariama Coker, Information Attaché, Sierra Leone Embassy/MRU, Monrovia, Liberia
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