MONROVIA: President George Manneh Weah has extended warmest congratulations to two West African Presidents who recently won their respective controversial elections for their third-term as President of Ivory Coast and Guinea respectively.
Presidents AlassaneQuattara of Ivory Coast was re-elected as President of that sisterly republic.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, President George Manneh Weah, on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia, extended deepest congratulations and best wishes to his Ivorian counterpart and recounted that the re-election of President Quattara demonstrates the level of confidence his people reposed in his ability to steer the affairs of that country.
The Liberian President also expressed hope that the cordial ties of friendship and cooperation subsisting between both countries and peoples will be further strengthened as President Quattara assumes this noble task of shaping the future of Côte d’Ivoire.
President George Manneh Weah further assured his Ivorian counterpart that the two countries will work together to deepen cooperation, commerce and other forms of partnership that spur development in their respective countries and continent as a whole.
Also President Weah has sent similar message to Professor Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea, on the occasion marking his re-election as President of that West African State.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, President Weah, on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia, and in his own name, expressed profound congratulations and best wishes. He noted that the re-election of Professor Conde is a manifestation of trust and confidence the people of Guinea reposed in his ability to lead them.
The Liberian President further entertained the hope that as Professor Alpha Conde, again assumes this noble but huge responsibility in shaping the future of his country, the cordial ties of friendship and cooperation subsisting between the two countries and peoples will be further strengthened in the spirit of African solidarity as both leaders work together in furtherance of the principles of the Mano River Union, ECOWAS, African Union and the United Nations for the promotion of regional and international peace and security.
The re-elections of the two West African Heads of state sparked violence in those countries as dozens of civilians were reportedly killed while many fled to neighboring countries for safety. The opposition communities in Ivory Coast and Guinea were defeated at both the polls and Courts.