Visiting the immigrant business community in Minnesota before his scheduled tour of Africa, the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Donald Y. Yamamoto on March 22, 2018 paid a courtesy visit at the Liberian Consulate in Minnesota. The two men discussed the bilateral relationship between the United States and Liberia. Hon. George welcomed the Ambassador to the newly established Liberian Consulate and informed the Ambassador that Liberia is interested in investments of immediate impacts, the kinds that create jobs for the youth of Liberia.
Ambassador Yamamoto thanked Hon. George for the warm welcome and assured the Consul General that his office will work closely with him towards that end. Ambassador Yamamoto served as a Senior Vice President at the National Defense University; Senior Advisor to the Director General of the Foreign Service on Personnel Reform; as Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Mission Somalia office in Mogadishu; and in senior positions in Kabul, Mazar e-Sharif, and Bagram, Afghanistan. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and to Djibouti. He was also Human Rights Officer during the Tiananmen Square Crisis in 1989 and served in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.