MONROVIA: “Join us in extending a warm welcome to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who is leading the U.S. delegation to the inauguration of President-elect Joseph N. Boakai. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield first came to Liberia as a graduate student and returned 30 years later as the first woman to serve as U.S. Ambassador. This is a homecoming like no other!” U.S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia
As a demonstration of the strong and historic ties existing between Liberia and the United States of America, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr over the weekend a powerful delegation to attend the inauguration of President elect Joseph Nyuma Boakai and Vice President Elect Jeremiah Kpang Koung holding today at the Capitol Building, Monrovia.
According to a White House press release, a copy of which is in possession of The Analyst, President Biden named former US Ambassador to Liberia Linda Thomas-Greenfield as head of delegation that also included Ms. Catherine Rodriquez, Charge’ d’Affaires, US Embassy near Monrovia.
Others on the delegation include Stephen K. Benjamin, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement at the White House, Isobel Coleman, Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development and Judd Devermont, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council, the White House.
Meanwhile a number of world leaders, including heads of state and governments and special representatives from leaders and institutions. Though not much information has been given about the details of the complete list of the various delegations who are due to grace today’s event, it is however expected that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria who is the current Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) will lead an array of other leaders from the subregion.