PARIS, FRANCE, JULY 10, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
The officials and entire members of the Parent Liberian Association in France (d’Entraide pour le Liberia) have expressed their delight over the appointment of Ambassador Dr. C. William Allen as the new Liberian ambassador accredited to France. The Liberian group in France said they were very proud as Liberians, when they saw Ambassador Allen on the French National Television Station explaining to the French President the good things that are happening in our beloved country Liberia and all the good things that France has done for our country. The Liberian Community in France further said it was also happy, when it saw President Hollande in a joyful mood, as Allen was presenting his letters of credence to the French president recently. Allen projected a positive image of our country at the ceremony in Paris with Hollande.
The Liberian group is calling on the rest of the Liberian Community in France and Switzerland as well as all Liberians in the Diaspora to remain positive as they engaged, the Liberian Embassy France, under the leadership of Ambassador William Allen, the newly accredited ambassador.
The Liberian group said it has no regrets and is very happy over the removal of the former Ambassador who is now appointed to China, McKinley Thomas. We have suffered for nine years under Ambassador Thomas’ leadership; we are happy that he is leaving us with his tainted record.
The group said it has no doubt over the abilities of Ambassador Allen to effectively represent his country abroad and to justify the confidence repose in him by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The Liberian French community said it was also convinced that the new ambassador will do everything possible to rebuild Liberia’s image in France. Allen, it is expected will bring proud to Liberian citizens residing in France.We want to use this press release to publicly commend Ambassador Allen for the excellent manner in which he presented his letters of Credence to the President of France, Mr. Francois Hollande at a well decorated ceremony held this week Tuesday at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
Liberian Association, Entraide pour le Liberia, 40 bis rue Rivay, 92300 Levallois Perret, France.
Morris B. R. Kromah, Secretary
Rue des Evreau, France