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Prez. Sirleaf lauds UN, asks for protection of democracy

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President Sirleaf, first  meeting  with U.S. President Donald Trump
President Sirleaf, first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has called on the United Nations to support Liberia’s democracy in the conduct of a peaceful, free and fair elections during the October 10, 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections.

The Liberian Leader  said: “The pending elections will mark the first time in 73 years that a democratically elected President will hand over political power to another democratically elected President”.

President Sirleaf  was making her last appearance  as Head of State of the Republic of Liberia at the UN-General Assembly  Tuesday, September 19, 2017, joining other world leaders during the Assembly’s regular session in New York.

She stressed that democracy has taken an upward trend in Liberia and efforts to reach the rest of the African Continent remain irreversible.

“Liberia has now graduated from a pariah state and regained its status in the communiity of nations, so there is so much to share about the Country‘s post-conflict transformation”, she noted.

President Sirleaf further said: “This would not have been possible without the interventions of the international community and therefore, I am proud to report to the World Body that since the drawdown of UNMIL, Liberia has and continues to remain stable”.

The Liberian Chief Executive  then called for a robust transformation of the United Nations in strengthening economic integration and serving the common interest of all member states of the World Body ,and challenged the delegates at the 72nd Session of the UN-General Assembly to live up to their commitment of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals that seek  to end poverty and reduce inequality.
She hailed the United Nations for its security intervention through UNMIL that has greatly contributed to the rebuilding of Liberia, and requested the UN  to continue to lead in ensuring human rights, good governance, and to eliminate inequality.  


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