The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon with an 18-member delegation which includes Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization arrived in Liberia on official visit to see for himself progress being made in the fight of the deadly Ebola virus.
Speaking to reporters upon arrival at the Robert International Airport, Ban Ki-moon praised the Liberian Government in its fight to kick Ebola out of West Africa, and urged International Community to do more in the fight of this deadly virus.
At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where the office of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is located, addressing a joint news conference with the Liberian leader, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon praised the Liberian Government in its effort to in the fight of the Ebola virus.
He told Liberians that his visit to Liberia is to show his organization’s strong solidarity to the people of this West African state as they go through these difficult periods, and said United Nations is committed to stand by Liberia, and assured Liberians that this terrible outbreak Ebola virus will be defeated.
He also praised President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for what he called “Her strong leadership role in the fight of this deadly virus.
On the upcoming midterm senatorial election scheduled for Saturday, December 20, 2014, Ban Ki-moon urged Liberians to show their part that this election will be peaceful.
Officials of the Liberian Government including Speaker of the Liberian parliament, Senate Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate and a list of cabinet ministers were in attendant to listen to the UN boss.
The visit of the UN Chief to Liberia is the second; his first visit was in March, 2013.
He leaves later today for Freetown, Sierra Leone