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UN Pays Tribute To Liberia
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 United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon



UN Pays Tribute To Liberia

MONROVIA, July 3 (LINA) - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has welcomed the full assumption by the Government of Liberia of its security responsibilities from the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in accordance with Security Council Resolution 2239 of 2015.

The Secretary General hailed the determination of the people and the Government of Liberia to work towards lasting peace after the end of the conflict that led to the deployment of UNMIL in October 2003.

A statement by the spokesperson of the Secretary General on June 30 said the consolidation of peace, security and stability, and in overcoming the recent Ebola outbreak was welcoming.

He further welcomed the contributions from troop and police contributing countries, as well as bilateral partners and multilateral organizations, which facilitated the considerable achievements made by UNMIL.

The UN Secretary General has, meanwhile, called on all partners to stay engaged and to continue assisting the Government of Liberia to consolidate peace.

The timely conclusion of the security transition is a major benchmark in the peace process and a testament to the hard work of the Liberian people to create a nation built on peace, stability, human rights, democracy and the rule of law, the Secretary General’s spokesperson noted.

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