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Liberia

Ambassador: Linda Thomas-Greenfield | Background Notes | USAID Page


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Remarks at the Women Leaders Working Group
(Sept. 25): "I am particularly honored to be with the four presidents who are beside me: Liberian President Johnson Sirleaf, Finnish President Halonen, Chilean President Bachelet, and of course, Philippines President Arroyo. I want to thank them for joining us and for serving as wonderful role models for people across the globe – not just for women, for people across the globe."  Full Text

New Ambassador to Post
(July 18): Linda Thomas-Greenfield was sworn in as the newest Ambassador to Liberia on July 18, 2008. View Bio

New Rough Diamond Regulations Issued
(May 21): New U.S. regulations governing the import and export of rough diamonds were published on May 21 in the Federal Register http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/. The new regulations enhance U.S. Government oversight of the rough diamond trade in an effort to strengthen the international Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.  Full Text

U.S. Joins Paris Club in Forgiving Liberia’s Debt 
(Apr. 18): The United States and other Paris Club official creditors reached an accord this week with the Government of Liberia to forgive approximately $254 million in debt immediately. Full Text

President Bush and President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia Exchange Toasts 
President Bush (Feb. 21):"It is easy to destroy a country; it is hard to rebuild a country. And I, Madam President, I want you to know that the United States of America supports you as you rebuild your country. We share a special history with Liberia. It's a history that is deep, and I want the people of your beautiful country to know that our help is just beginning."
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