International Partners Praise Liberia’s Democracy – Welcome Weah’s Round-Table Discussion
Liberia development partners including the US, UK, EU, AU, ECOWAS, UN, and others have disclosed that the Weah-led government has recorded another achievement in consolidating the democracy, peace and stability of the country.
In a Joint Statement issued on June 12, 2019, Liberia’s International Partners a copy which is in the possession of The Monrovia Times said they have welcomed the statement made by President George M. Weah on 11 June 2019, that included his call to all concerned stakeholders for a round-table discussion on the economy.
They in their statement affirm their pledge to support the initiative of a round-table discussion.
We stress the importance of inclusiveness, national dialogue, unity and continued respect for the rule of law to move Liberia’s development goals forward.”
While they support the government initiative, the International Partners in Liberia are committed to continuing their support to the government and people of Liberia in their efforts to consolidate peace and as stated by the President on Monday, June 11, 2019, place the “country on a path of sustainable development and transformation.”
Liberia’s development partners also commended the Government of Liberia (GoL) 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,” the statement released on Wednesday said.
“We also recognise the role played by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) observers and the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) monitors,” but commended all stakeholders for the peaceful manner in which the June 7 protest took place and record it as another of Liberia’s achievements in the consolidation of democracy, peace and stability.
The International Partners in Liberia also congratulate the people of Liberia for demonstrating their commitment to peace. We welcome the high level of cooperation between the Government, including security agencies, and the protest organizers.
The joint statement by international partners was released and signed on June 12, 2019 by several institutions including African Union (AU); Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); United Nations (UN); European Union (EU); Canada; China; France; Germany; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom (UK) and United States of America (USA).