International Partners In Liberia Issue Joint Statement On June 7th ‘Peaceful Protest’

Flash Back: June 7th, 2019 ‘Save the State’ protest

The International Partners in Liberia wish to commend all stakeholders for the peaceful manner in which the June 7 protest took place and record it as another of Liberia’s achievements in the consolidation of democracy, peace and stability.

We commend the Government of Liberia (GoL) for respecting the right to peaceful assembly, and ensuring that security was provided to all citizens. We also wish to commend the Council of Patriots (CoP) for organising the protest in an orderly and peaceful manner.

The International Partners in Liberia also congratulate the people of Liberia for demonstrating their commitment to peace. We welcome the high level of cooperation between the Government, including security agencies, and the protest organizers. We also recognise the role played by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) observers and the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) monitors.

We stress the importance of inclusiveness, national dialogue, unity and continued respect for the rule of law to move Liberia’s development goals forward. In this regard, we welcome the statement made by H.E. President George Weah on 11 June 2019, including his call to all concerned Liberian stakeholders for a round-table discussion on the economy, and affirm our pledge to support this initiative.

The International Partners in Liberia commit to continue supporting the government and people of Liberia in their efforts to consolidate peace and, as stated by the President yesterday, place the “country on a path of sustainable development and transformation.”

Signed

African Union (AU)

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

United Nations (UN)

European Union (EU)

Canada

China

France

Germany

Ireland

Norway

Sweden

United Kingdom (UK)

United States of America (USA)

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.