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President Sirleaf decorates outgoing SRSG Karim Landgren during a honoring program

 

 

Pres. Sirleaf Honors Departing SRSG Landgren

MONROVIA, July 3 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that Liberia owes the outgoing United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG), Ms. Karin Landgren, a depth of gratitude for her many years of service to the country.

Ms. Landgren, also Coordinator of United Nations Operations in Liberia, received one of Liberia’s highest honors when she was admitted into the Order of the Star of Africa with the grade of Grand Commander.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader made the statement during an Investiture Ceremony and Farewell Luncheon hosted by the Government of Liberia in honor of outgoing SRSG Landgren at a local hotel on Thursday, July 2.

On behalf of the Government and people of Liberia, the Liberian Chief Executive, who is also Grand Master of the Orders of Distinction, commended the outgoing SRSG for her contribution to maintaining peace and stability in Liberia, adding, “Your success is an inspiration to all of us.”

President Sirleaf said although it is not established as to where Ms. Landgren’s next assignment would be, but wherever she goes, her rich success story from Liberia will be exemplified.

“Thank you for serving Liberia,” the Liberian leader said, noting that her contribution to maintaining Liberia’s nearly 12 years of peace since the end of the armed conflict is commendable.

Responding, Ms. Landgren applauded President Sirleaf and other functionaries of her government and Liberians in general for their openness in cooperating with her during her period of service (2012-2014).

The outgoing SRSG said maintaining the peace in Liberia is one of the best ways of keeping the country peaceful.

She reminded all Liberians that the peace must be nurtured and sustained by all.

She stressed that the 2017 elections is likely to shape from maintaining the peace to face a new security direction, but noted that  the 2017 elections is  of critical importance for the country.

The program was graced by US Ambassador Deborah Malac, Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh, Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan and National Security Advisor, Dr. H. Boimah Fahnbulleh.

LINA GDJ/PTK

 

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