President George Manneh Weah is lauding the United Nations for its continuous support to Liberia over the years. President Weah notes the United Nations, through its development partners, has done so much in sustaining Liberia’s peace, democracy and infrastructure development.
According to a release, the President says his government is gratefulfor the UN’s critical and timely interventions aimed at propelling the country’s development.The Liberian leader spoke here Tuesday, 18 December when he received a letter of accreditation from UN Secretary General António Guterres,extending the tenure of Ambassador Yacoub El Hillo, as Assistant Secretary General.
President Weah particularly references the UN’s role in ending the Liberian civil war, including carrying out a successful disarmament process. He indicates that his government is delighted to receive the letter of accreditation at the time Liberia is turning a new page of development to improve the lives of its citizens.
President Weah informs the UN official that his government would exert all efforts to improve the living condition of Liberians, particularly improving the agricultural sector of the country. “If you see what has been invested in agriculture, there is no need for this country to be looking around for food to feed its people,” he adds.
In a brief response, Ambassador Hillo thanks President Weah for his government’s development agenda. He committed the United Nations to working with the government in actualizing the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.
He stresses it was important for all Liberians to work collectively towards implementing the national development agenda, adding, “Liberia’s improvement should not be left with national government alone, but must involve all Liberians.” Press Release