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Mano River Union leaders condemn terrorism

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President Sirleaf of Liberia received red carpet welcome in Guinea.
President Sirleaf of Liberia received red carpet welcome in Guinea.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Leaders of the Mano River Union (MRU) have condemned terrorism in the sub-region.

Presidents Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone and Alpha Conde of Guinea, agreed to cooperate in intelligence sharing and security vigilance to combat terrorism.

They said: “We acknowledged the threat terrorism has posed to the sub- region, citingrecent atrocities being committed in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, La Cote D’Ivoire and Mali.”

The Liberian, Sierra Leonean and Guinean leaders’ decision was contained in a joint communique issued Friday in Sierra Leone and Guinea, respectively during President’s Sirleaf’s one day visit to the two countries.

The visit enabled Presidents Sirleaf, Koroma and Conde to exchange views on bilateral, political, health, socio-economic issues, as well as progressand challenges of the Ebola outbreak, declared over in the two countries.

They noted:  “We are delighted over the level of progress made by our respective countries in defeating Ebola.“

“We also expressed gratitude to the international community for the support given us during epidemic and appealed for more support,” Presidents Sirleaf, Koroma and Conde emphasized.

At the same time, the three Mano River Union leaders also agreed on ways to maintainpeace and sustainable development in the Mano River Union basin. 

Presidents Sirleaf, Koroma and Conde praised the strong fraternal and family ties among their countries over the years.


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