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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf



Pres. Sirleaf Says JCCEM ‘Fulfilling Dialogue’

MONROVIA, January 20 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said the Second Joint Council of Chiefs and Elders Meeting (JCCEM) convened January 16-18 at which all parties demonstrated commitment in spite of the challenges was “a fulfilling dialogue.”

Speaking during the signing of a communiqué marking the end of the meeting held in Guiglo County, La Cote d’Ivoire, President Sirleaf said peace is not an option but constitutes a necessity and imperative in the best interest of the peoples of Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire.

She made a passionate appeal to chiefs and elders to continue to explore all avenues that will ensure peace eludes rancor, according to an Executive Mansion release.

She noted that peace, among chiefs and elders represent the cornerstone for sustainable development for the people, adding that she was glad that cross-border violence has seen a sharp decline, necessitating the compelling need for rebuilding lives and communities.

President Sirleaf indicated that to date some 23,200 Ivorian refugees have been voluntarily repatriated and expressed thanks to the chiefs, elders and people of both countries for the support.

She encouraged them to continue to work for peace and strengthen the peace through enhanced coordination and collaboration.

For his part, Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara said peace in Côte d’Ivoire was equally essential to the peace and stability of Liberia.

He praised the chiefs and elders for their commitment and support to the search for genuine peace and reconciliation for greater stability in the region.

Both leaders, who were greeted by rapturous welcome by a chanting and dancing crowd after the County of Guiglo was caught in a frenzy of jubilation, promised to continue their unflinching support towards regular interactive dialogue in sustaining peace and reconciliation.


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