Vice President Boakai Extols UN for Restoring Peace And Security

Tuesday, 9th November 2010

Monrovia, Liberia - Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. has congratulated the United Nations Security Council for restoring peace and security to Liberia.

He said foremost on the agenda of the Unity Party led-government is ensuring that the peace and security attained at such great cost is maintained.

Vice President Boakai made the commendation Tuesday when the United Nations Permanent Representative of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Prince Zeid Raad Zeid Al Hussein, paid a courtesy call on him at his Capitol Hill Office.

He observed that without peace and security, it would be impossible for Liberians to rebuild their ravaged infrastructure. He lauded Prince Hussein for his personal involvement in the enhancement of peace and security in Liberia, especially rural Liberia, where it is most needed.

The Vice President said it takes committed people to enhance the process of peace building because it is not an event, but rather a serious and steady process that requires the involvement all stakeholders.

He said his government is impressed with what the United Nations has done to stabilize Liberia. “We are committed and we only say that your visit here is very timely because it will definitely send a message that we are together and serious that the process that we have started is uninterrupted as we come to the end of our first term in office,”
Vice President Boakai said.

Meanwhile, Vice President Joseph Boakai has said that the Liberian Government is happy with the peaceful elections that have taken place in Guinea.

Vice President Boakai said whatever affects our neighboring countries will have a bearing on this country.

Earlier, Prince Hussein noted that the credit for the restoration of peace and stability to the country also goes to the leadership and the people of Liberia. He said many countries that emerge from conflict have challenges and assured that he would be in partnership with Liberia in resolving some of those challenges.

Prince Hussein assured that the United Nations can unlock some of the problems, adding “we will be able to work with the government and the people of Liberia in a positive spirit to enhance peace and security to Liberia.”