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Liberia’s Int’l Partners Welcome Pres. Weah’s Call for Round-table Discussion on the Economy

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Monrovia – At least 13 members of Liberia’s international partners have welcomed the statement made by President George M. Weah on June 11, calling on all concerned Liberian stakeholders for a round-table discussion on the economy.

They assured the government and others that they are going to support this initiative. 

“The International Partners in Liberia commit to continue supporting the government and people of Liberia in their efforts to consolidate peace and as stated by the President yesterday, place the ‘country on a path of sustainable development and transformation.’” 

These 13 international partners, including the UN, AU, EU, ECOWAS, USA, UK, China, France, Germany, Canada Norway, Sweden and Ireland, stressed the importance of inclusiveness, national dialogue, unity and continued respect for the rule of law to move the nation’s development goal forward. 

In these foreign partners’ Joint Statement, they commended all stakeholders for the peaceful manner in which the June 7 protest took place. According to them, it records another of Liberia’s achievements in the consolidation of democracy, peace and stability.

“We commend the Government of Liberia for respecting the right to peaceful assembly and ensuring that security was provided to all citizens. We also wish to commend the Council of Patriots (COP) for organizing the protest in an orderly and peaceful manner.”

They further congratulated the people of Liberia for demonstrating their commitment to peace; adding: “We welcome the high level of cooperation between the Government, including security agencies, and the protest organizers. “We also recognize the role played by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) observers and the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) monitors.”  

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