Honorary Consul General meets former Atlanta Hawks and NBA star, Dikembe Mutombo at the Royal Grand Hotel in Monrovia, Liberia. Mr. Mutombo, a friend of President George Weah, was recently in Monrovia for  the inauguration. Among his key focus will be youth and sports development in Liberia.

Consul General with Dikembe Mutombo, former NBA star, in Liberia

Consul General Cynthia Blandford with Dikembe Mutombo at Royal Grand Hotel

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President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Monrovia, Liberia to attend Inaugural Ceremonies of President-Elect George Weah on January 22, 2018.

The United States is proud to celebrate with the people of Liberia as they mark the country’s first peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected head of state to another in decades, a major milestone for Liberia’s democracy and for Africa. This Presidential Delegation shall proceed as planned given the importance of our partnership with Africa and our commitment to its continued growth and success.

The Honorable Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable Christine A. Elder, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia

Mr. Cyril E. Sartor, Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council

Major General Gregory J. Vadnais, The Adjutant General, Michigan National Guard

The Honorable Stephanie S. Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

Source: The White House

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Submissions for the UCL 2018 Higher Education Academic Scholarship will be announced soon. The University Consortium for Liberia scholarship is open to Liberian students and students of Liberian decent pursuing post-secondary degree at a U.S. college or university.

Check our UCL 2017 SCHOLARS!

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with their counterparts from Roberts International Airport in Liberia on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The agreement will allow both airports to share their expertise and experience while working to increase travel and trade. This is the fifth international MOU ATL officials have signed with sister airports and the second such agreement with an African airport.

In February, ATL signed a similar agreement with Airports Authority of Jamaica. In addition, ATL signed MOUs with leaders from Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) in Israel and Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport (SAL) in El Salvador in 2016 and Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport (ABJ) in Cote
d’Ivoire in 2015.

The signing took place at the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Attendees:

Roosevelt Council, Jr., General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Candace L. Byrd, Chief of Staff for Mayor Kasim Reed – City of Atlanta
Will Freeman, Managing Director, Roberts International Airport
Cynthia Blandford, Honorary Consul General, Republic of Liberia

 

Join Us for a Campaign to Help Barefoot Children in Liberia

On March 24, 2017, in Consulate News, by The Liberian Consulate

Barefoot Children Invitation Final

The University Club DC 1135 16th Street, N.W.,

Washington, DC 20036

April 17, 2017
6 p.m.-9 p.m.

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First Lady and Family

On Wednesday June 15 , the White House announced that First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother  Mrs. Marian Robinson and her teenage daughters Malia and Sasha will visit Liberia at the end of this month. The trip comes as a part of the First Lady’s “Let Girls Learn” global initiative.

In Liberia, the First Lady will visit a Peace Corps Training Facility in Kakata, where she will meet with girls and young women participating in a GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Camp.  Her visit will highlight both the Peace Corps’ work to help girls in under served communities build self-confidence, communication, and other leadership skills and new programming from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) aimed at improving access to quality education and life skills for adolescent girls across Liberia.

Also in Liberia, the First Lady will visit a school in Unification Town for a discussion with adolescent girls who have faced serious obstacles in attaining an education.  This discussion will be moderated by actress Freida Pinto, an advocate for girls’ education. The conversation will highlight both the educational barriers girls face as Liberia moves beyond the Ebola epidemic, and the U.S. Government’s efforts to continue to address those barriers and provide adolescent girls with equitable access to safe and quality education.  President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will join Mrs. Obama during her visit.  The First Lady’s events in Liberia will take place on June 27, the White House said.

The First Lady and her family also plan on visiting Morocco and Spain during the global initiative tour.

At the same time, the University Consortium for Liberia’s (UCL) CFO Saki Golafale will be in Liberia promoting UCL’s collaborative learning initiative and chemistry discussions. Read more about his trip on Global Atlanta’s webpage. Learn more about UCl’s educational programs and the upcoming annual fundraising gala at ucliberia.com.

Ambassador Sulunteh Tours the Savannah Port

On April 15, 2016, in Consulate News, Monrovia, State of Georgia, Trade, by The Liberian Consulate

Ambassador Sulunteh at Savannah Port

Savannah, Georgia and Monrovia, Liberia have an almost 300 year history. Hence, Liberian Ambassador Jeremiah C. Sulunteh’s February visit to the Savannah Port,  was natural. Savannah’s relationship with Liberia dates back to the 1800s when African-American settlers sailed from its shores to Liberia’s early colonies. That relationship continues today with a Sister Port Agreement that Honorary Consul General Cynthia Blandford arranged. The Agreement, which focuses on training, capacity building, economic development, trade, data sharing, and marketing was signed into action on September 18, 2015 – five months before the ambassador’s visit.

Sister Port Agreement Signing

While in Savannah, Ambassador Sulunteh and Honorary Consul General Cynthia Blandford visited Savannah State University – a member institution of the University Consortium for Liberia (UCL). At Savannah State, volunteers organized 1,000 boxes filled with books, school supplies and Pet Carts to assist the disabled in mobility. The boxes were to be shipped to the University of Liberia and AME University. Both the Liberian Consulate Office in Georgia and the Embassy of Liberia in DC support UCL and its mission to provide brighter futures through education and understanding.

SSU shipment

Ambassador Sulunteh also toured Savannah’s natural gas facility and met with the Savannah Black Caucus. As the Honorary Consul General works to strengthen the bond between Savannah and Liberia, the consulate office looks forward to future visits.

Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta

On March 26, 2014, in Community, Events, Fundraiser, by The Liberian Consulate

ATLANTA-The Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta is proud to present its 28th Presidential Inauguration. LAMA Incumbent President Leo Mulbah, Vice President-Elect Mrs. Yahsyndi Martin Kpeyei and the new Corps of Officers will be sworn into their respective offices Saturday April 5, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

The evening ceremony will include the launch of the Capital Campaign for the building and development of the LAMA Community and Cultural Center. Funds raised will support the LAMA center programs to aid the community: Food bank,  Literacy center, computer lab, tutoring and education programs and utility assistance. Tickets for the event start at $20 and group rates are available. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information please see Inauguration and Community Center Fundraiser Ceremony.

 

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5 - Coca-Cola Liberia Briefing - 2At the World Trade Center Atlanta, The Coca-Cola Company received a special painting from the Liberian Consulate, The Honorable Cynthia Lynn Blandford, for their sponsorship support.

A special thanks goes to Alex Cummings, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at The Coca-Cola Company. Mr Cummings was acknowledged for his ongoing leadership and support of Liberia.

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