United Nations, Ambassador Lewis Brown II
Envoy Brown Presents Letter Of Credence To UN Chief Ban
MONROVIA, June 30 (LINA) - The Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations, Ambassador Lewis Brown II, has presented his letter of credence to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon,
Presenting the letters, the Liberian diplomat promised to work closely with the Secretariat of the world's body, its various agencies as well as the Membership to advance the cherished goals of the organization, while ensuring that Liberia's interests are protected and promoted.
According to a dispatch from New York, Ambassador Brown made the remarks Thursday, June 30, when he presented his Letters of Credence to the Secretary-General at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York.
The Liberian Permanent Representative conveyed, on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Government and people of Liberia, immense gratitude to the United Nations family, as well as bilateral, regional and other multilateral partners for the continued support to consolidating Liberia's peace, security and stability.
He indicated that "Liberians remain grateful and are determined to continue efforts toward consolidating their peace, security and the stability of their country."
The Liberian envoy welcomed the turning over of full security responsibilities to the Government of Liberia, saying, "This is another affirmation of renewed confidence in Liberia's continued progress since the end of its conflict in 2003."
He urged the United Nations and the entire international community to remain engaged with the country as it works to deepen the progress already made.
Receiving Ambassador Brown's credentials, the UN Secretary-General expressed appreciation about Liberia's progress toward consolidating its peace, security and stability, pointing out that because of the progress already made, the UNMIL has been able to achieve the final stage of its peace keeping mission.
He praised the determination of the Liberian people and the farsighted leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf toward the achievement of this milestone.
In a related development , the UN Secretary-General welcomes the full assumption today by the Government of Liberia of its national security responsibilities from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), in accordance with Security Council resolution 2239(2015).
He paid tribute to the determination of the people and the Government of Liberia to work towards lasting peace after the end of conflict that led to the deployment of UNMIL in October 2003.
He urged partners to remain engaged and to continue assisting the Government of Liberia to consolidate peace.