The France Embassy accredited near Monrovia through its Ambassador on behalf of the French government on Saturday, July 3, 2021 presented to President George M.Weah 56,800 rapid antigenic tests as well as 4 OSIRIS3 Transport Respirators to aid and strengthen the Government’s capacity to contain COVID-19 fight. The items were delivered to President Weah at Roberts International Airport (RIA) on his arrival from Paris.
Welcoming the French government’s emergency humanitarian assistance to Liberia in response to COVID-19, President Weah promised that the donation would be used appropriately to combat the ongoing pandemic.
President Weah went on to expressed deep gratitude to the French government for its continued support to Liberia, especially at a time when the country is submerged by the resurgence of the virus.
“I want to thank the government and the people of France for this wonderful donation which comes on the back of my meeting with my friend and brother, President Macron. Let me also emphasize that I take Liberia-France relationship very seriously,” President Weah asserted.
The Liberian Chief Executive, said he was exceedingly glad that Liberia is feeling the impact of France’s presence in the country, evidenced by the donation to help in the fight against COVID-19.
President Weah particularly stressed that he was not surprised by the interventions France continues to make in Liberia’s development drive, considering what France did when he first visited the European nation few weeks of his presidency.
Mr. Weah assured the French government and the people of Liberia’s unwavering commitment to ensure that relations between the two countries are profoundly developed from time to time.
The donation, which is a fulfilment of pronouncements made by President Emmanuel Macron last week during a meeting with the Liberian Leader, will allow the Liberian Ministry of Health reorganize, decentralize and speed up COVID-19 test across the country.
It will also make a significant contribution to decongesting the national reference laboratory that conducts PCR tests.