Brown Wants Liberians Celebrate US Decision To Lift Sanctions

Information Minister Lewis Brown has urged Liberians to celebrate the U.S. Government’s decision to lift the decade-long economic sanction against Liberia.

The US Government on Thursday lifted the economic sanctions it imposed on Liberia during the regime of former Liberian leader, now war crimes convict, Charles Taylor.

In a telephone conversation on the ELBC “Super Morning Show” Friday, Brown attributed this achievement to the significant progress made by the government and people of Liberia in good governance and instilling of trust in the nation’s own abilities.

Brown stressed that the international community continues to recognize the significant strides Liberia is making in the areas of democratic governance, security enhancement as well as steps the nation is taking to transform the lives of the people.

According to Brown, this achievement is also based on the fact that Liberia is strengthening its diplomatic ties with other countries as evidenced by the nation recently signed a US$257 million Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant.

“We want all Liberians to celebrate and continue to believe in the government’s achievement, because Liberia, once considered a failed state, can be counted among other countries as a progressive nation,” Brown stated.

He indicated that as Liberians celebrate this significant milestone they must reflect on the fact that the government is making positive efforts to turn the corner to restore Liberia’s good image.

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