MONROVIA – President George Manneh Weah and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guetarres have been sharing their thoughts on the maintenance of Liberia’s peace as an indispensable factor for economic growth and sustainable development.
The Liberian leader used the Thursday, September 26 meeting which was held at the UN Headquarters in New York to reconfirm Liberia’s unflinching commitment to working with and upholding the guiding principles of the UN which call for universal peace and security.
President Weah urged the UN Secretary-General to work with Liberia in finding a lasting solution to the current economic challenges which, he said, was contributing factor to agitation and public dissent.
President Weah reiterated his appreciation for the significant role the UN played in restoring peace to Liberia following 14 years of bitter civil war that decimated every fabric of the nation.
He particularly reaffirmed Liberia’s belief in the ability of the UN to act appropriately to maintain international peace and security, foster friendly relations among nations, and promote social progress, better living standards, and human rights.
Also speaking, the UN Chief Scribe welcomed President Weah to the United Nations and assured the Liberian Head of State that the world body would do everything in its wider reach to ensure the maintenance of peace in Liberia.
After years of turmoil which the UN helped to calm, Mr. Gueterres said, the country has come a long way in consolidating its peace and democracy that must not be allowed to be shattered.
President Weah was accompanied to the meeting by Gbehzohngar M. Findley, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Lenn Eugene Nagbe, Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism and Liberia’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah Sr.