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UN, ECOWAS and African Union encourage transparent dialogue amongst Liberians

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For the 7 June 2019 planned protest, the UN, ECOWAS and African Union Liaison Office, reiterated the need for inclusive, transparent and continued dialogue among Liberians.

The United Nations, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union Liaison Office opined that such dialogue should obtain without denying Article 17 of the Liberian Constitution which guarantees the rights of all Liberians to lawfully, peacefully and orderly assemble and associate.

In a joint statement issued in Monrovia, the three bodies emphasized that any prolonged political disagreement in Liberia will undermine peace as well as worsen the prospects for improved socio-economic development.

According to the statement, the organizations renewed their continued support to the process of the dialogue as well as supporting the people and government of Liberia in their endeavours for a peaceful, stable and prosperous country.

“We commend Liberians, the Council of Patriots, and other stakeholders for the comprehensive dialogue as an indication of the willingness of all parties to continue to work in order to reach amicable and encompassing political agreement,” the statement said.

In 2019, National Unification Day, President George Manneh Weah had a meeting with representatives of the “Council of Patriots,” planners of a protest slated for 7 June 2019, including peace stakeholders, ECOWAS, UN, among others, to dialogue.

– APA

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