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Samukai Lauds Egypt for Multiple Scholarships, to Liberians

By on January 14, 2020

first_imgDefense Minister Brownie J. Samukai Jr. has thanked the Egyptian Government and people for the invaluable support to the Liberian Defense sector over the years and making available several scholarships to the sector at a time when capacity enhancement remains critical to the branding of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) as a “Force for Good”. Minister Samukai, according to a Defense Ministry release, described the relations between the Egyptian Defense sector and Liberia’s as one that transcends bilateral relations. He welcomed the two-man Egyptian delegation to his office stressing that the defense sector of both countries strive for the common security interests of the African continent through friendly exchanges.Samukai added: “The AFL and the entire defense sector are very pleased with the offers that Egypt has made and will take full advantage of them to benefit our soldiers and other personnel.”Minister Samukai made the remarks last Friday when Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs and Special Egyptian Envoy, Ambassador Mohamed Edrees, leading the two-man delegation, paid a courtesy call on the Minister at his Barclay Training Center office in Monrovia. Ambassador Edrees was accompanied by Egyptian Ambassador to Liberia Alaa Khaira Issa.Minister Samukai and the special Egyptian Envoy held discussions on capacity building, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) transition, and regional and continental security concerns. They also dialogued on charting a partnership course in the field of medicine between both militaries and utilizing technical skills and capacities that Egypt has placed at the disposal of the AFL during UNMIL’s transition.Ambassador Edrees lauded Minister Samukai and the High Command of the AFL for demonstrating the high level of leadership since the AFL was reconstructed as part of Liberia’s peace process that ended the 14 long years of civil crisis. He said he was optimistic that his discussions with Minister Samukai would further strengthen the continuing cooperation in the military and security field, which is an important aspect of Egypt and Liberia’s bilateral relations. “The visit is coming in the context of assessing our support and our solidarity with our brothers and sisters here in Liberia as demonstrated by our keeping the Egyptian embassy continually open dating from 1957,” said Ambassador Edrees.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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FESTIVE FEELING HITS RAPHOE WITH SPECTACULAR CAROL SERVICE – PIC SPECIAL

By on December 24, 2019

first_imgSome of the carol singers at the Deele College concert.The Deele College Christmas Carol Service has become one of the highlights of the school year.And last night’s was no exception as students from the school’s TY classes and school choir, stunned the large crowd with an exceptional display of talent.Under the direction of Ms Caitriona Bonner and with music from Austin Quinn, the students performed a variety of festive solo and group pieces in the beautifully serene specially decorated General Purpose area in the school. With dimmed lights and lit candles adding to the atmosphere, the seasonal festival also included poetry and spoken word from students and there were festive recitations too from Deputy Principal Danny McFadden, Principal Joe Boyle and Transition Year Co-Ordinator Mary Gibbons.Afterwards the Transition Year students got to show off their creative handiwork at the annual craft sale, where as usual, there was a huge array of Christmas treats, decorations and cards on sale.Celebrations have been ongoing at Deele College since the start of the school year as part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations and huge get-together and more celebrations are being planned for the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day 2015.     FESTIVE FEELING HITS RAPHOE WITH SPECTACULAR CAROL SERVICE – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: December 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:carol servicedeele collegedonegalRaphoelast_img read more

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