President George Weah and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres have been sharing their thoughts on the maintenance of Liberia’s peace as an indispensable factor for economic growth and sustainable development, an Executive Mansion release said.
The President, according to the release, used the Thursday, September 26, 2019 meeting 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 called on Guterres to work with Liberia in finding lasting solution to the current economic challenges which, he said, was contributing factor to agitation and public dissent.
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, Mr. Guterres welcomed President Weah to the United Nations, and assured him that the world body would do everything in its wider reach to ensure that peace is maintained in Liberia.
After years of turmoil, which the UN helped to calm, Mr. Guterres said the country has come a long way in consolidating its peace and democracy that must not be allowed to shatter.