The Kingdom of Netherlands is sending a vessel laden with anti-Ebola supplies to Liberia, the country’s Ambassador Hans Docker has disclosed. He said the vessel is expected to arrive in the country in two weeks, according to an Executive Mansion release.
Ambassador Docker made the disclosure when he presented his Letters of Credence to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Monrovia Monday, stressing that his country will “firmly stand by Liberia during this time of the Ebola outbreak.”
The Dutch envoy, who is resident in Accra, Ghana, also revealed that a trade and investment delegation from the Netherlands will visit Liberia shortly, and expressed support for the country’s recovery process and putting the economy back on course.
Ambassador Docker also informed President Sirleaf that he has been appointed as the “Dutch Special Ebola Envoy” to the affected countries and that the Kingdom is currently mobilizing to send healthcare workers, a mobile laboratory and, to also build an Ebola Treatment Unit where it is most needed in the region.
He also assured his country’s commitment to partner with the Liberian Government to implement the project that will transform the Mesurado River for beautification and touristic attraction upon the request of President Sirleaf.
Speaking earlier, the Liberian leader stressed that the Ebola virus has had a grave impact on the country’s development drive, including the economy, and informed Ambassador Docker that a post-Ebola recovery plan is being developed to mitigate the economic challenges that may arise.
The release said the Liberian leader also appealed to the Netherlands to partner with the Government of Liberia to implement a Water Management Program on the Mesurado River for safe livelihood and touristic attraction.
The appeal was accepted, the release said.