I congratulate Joseph Boakai on his election as the next President of Liberia. These free and fair elections and the presidential runoff demonstrated the determination of Liberians to make their voices heard at the ballot box, and I look forward to working together to continue to deepen the bonds between our nations and people. in the years to come.
I also want to commend President Weah for respecting the will of the people and putting patriotism before politics. As we discussed at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit last year, the peaceful transition of power is a threshold freedom of democracy. The Liberian people have exercised their constitutional right and demonstrated the power of this truth. And they set a clear example for West Africa and the whole world. Democracy is a powerful tool for progress, and democracies can benefit our people.
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