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King Mohammed VI Congratulates George Weah Following His Election as Liberia’s President

King Mohammed VI

Rabat King Mohammed VI held a phone conversation with Liberia’s President-elect George Weah, according to a statement by the royal cabinet.

During the phone conversation, which was held on January 1, the King reiterated his “warmest” congratulations to Weah following his election as Liberia’s president.

Weah underscored his strong determination to reinforce the multidimensional relations between Morocco and Liberia, reported Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).

King Mohammed VI has also underlined the bilateral ties between the two countries. In his congratulatory message addressed to Weah on Sunday, 31 December, the King  said that “considering the African brotherly bonds and active solidarity between our peoples and the relations rooted in fruitful cooperation and mutual esteem between our countries, I should like you to know how keen I am to work with you to strengthen our relations in all sectors.”

The King added that strengthening bilateral bonds between the two countries “should help us serve our peoples’ best interests and build bridges to promote mutual assistance and solidarity between African countries, whose peoples are yearning for further progress, prosperity and sustainable development in a safe, stable environment.”

The monarch has also expressed to Weah his warmest congratulations and his best wishes in his high office and in serving his people.

Who is G. Weah?

A former international football legend, Weah was elected Liberia’s president on Thursday, December 28 after winning 60 percent of the vote ahead of his opponent Joseph Boakai. As Weah’s victory was announced, his supporters flocked the country’s streets to celebrate his win. The former FIFA World Player of the Year will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, first elected female president in Africa, who served as the country’s 24th president since 2006.

The former international footballer played for many international renowned teams, including Paris Saint-Germain (PSG),  Monaco, Milan, Chelsea and Manchester City. He was the only African footballer who managed to clinch both FIFA World Player of the Year and the prestigious football award, Ballon d’Or.

PSG took to its official Twitter account on December 28 to congratulate Weah for his position.

“We knew George Weah way before he became President-elect for Liberia,” wrote the club.

“Congrats to the PSG and world football legend on the latest chapter of his brilliant career,” added PSG.

After he resigned as a footballer, the president-elect started his political activities. Weah announced his desire to run for President of Liberia in the 2005 elections. However, the Harvard-graduate Sirleaf earned 59 of the vote against 40 percent for Weah.

Liberia’s President-elect has been vowing to transfer the lives of Liberians. For Weah this vow would be the “singular mission and focus of [his] presidency.”

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