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Armed Forces of Liberia Remains Resolute in Keeping Peace

by Maximilian K. Kasseh jr

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Arm Forces of Liberia (AFL) says it is resolute in its quest to become one of Africa’s peace architects and the world.

The AFL said in furtherance of development and national co-existence, peace remains critical.

Giving an overview of Liberia’s Peacekeeping Mission to Mali and other countries, Major Zaccheaus Musgrove noted that the AFL has demonstrated a high level of professionalism and love for the country and peace.

Major Musgrove said:” About eight hundred AFL Personnel participated in over eight rotations during its ten years of service to MINUSMA.

He commended the UN, the US Government, and partners for technical and logistical support throughout their service.

Major Zaccheaus Musgrove spoke on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at the End of Mission Ceremony held in honor of the AFL Personnel who returned home after completing service at the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Mali, at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia.

Meanwhile, the US Government is lauding the distinguished AFL Personnel for their dedication and sacrifices towards the sustenance of world peace.

US Embassy Charge D’ Affairs, Catherine Rodriguez, said:” Amid terrifying conditions, the AFL served with commitment by enhancing the strength of the UN by combating terrorism.”

Madam Rodriguez believes the contribution of the Liberian Army will go a long in promoting and protecting peace and democracy.

She pledged the US Government’s commitment to working along with the AFL to enhance its operations.

At the same time, President George Weah has paid tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) for helping to keep the country safe.

President Weah, however, hopes that the AFL will continue to be committed to their responsibility, while also ensuring international peace.

President Weah urged the AFL to continue on the path of international peacekeeping, following their remarkable achievement in Mali.

According to the Commander-in-Chief of the AFL, the resilience of the troops was not only tested during hot weather but also two ways of infectious disease outbreaks, including Ebola and COVID-19.

Meanwhile, President Weah has announced ongoing meetings with the UN to acquire Armored Personnel Carriers, assorted vehicles, and self-sustaining equipment for the AFL.

President Weah said:” The equipment, when acquired, will help the troops achieve their goals effectively.”

According to him, the Government of Liberia approved the initial amount of seven hundred thousand US Dollars in the National Budget for Fiscal Year 2022 to support the troops in Peace Support Operations.

President Weah hopes that the incoming administration will continue from where the outgoing Government stopped, to prepare the AFL for more peacekeeping duties.

According to the Liberian Leader, the years spent in the field signify the Army’s contributions to peace, counter-terrorism operations, and interoperability with partners, discipline, and professionalism.


By: Vasta Tarlue/Varflay Kamara

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