UN Secretary-General Ban Cheers New Liberian Foreign Minister

unUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Liberia’s Foreign Minister Marjon V. Kamara on her preferment as the country’s third female foreign minister.

Ban described Kamara as “a seasoned and active Liberian diplomat who played an important role” while serving as Liberia’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the UN Secretary-General made the assertion recently at the United Nations headquarters in New York when Ambassador Kamara went to take leave of him as she assumes her new responsibilities as Liberia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Before her preferment, Ms. Kamara served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations from September 2009 to December 2015.

She was also Ambassador-Designate to the Republic of Cuba.

Mr. Ban hoped that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will find a suitable replacement for Minister Kamara, who ably represented Liberia at that global organization.

While wishing Ms. Kamara well on her new assignment, Ban commended President Sirleaf for nominating one of Liberia‘s finest and competent female diplomats to serve as Foreign Minister, especially during this critical time in the country’s history.

Secretary-General Ban alluded to the excellent cooperation and collaboration between Liberia and the UN, particularly on matters relating to security, health, the rule of law, and other critical areas over the years, noting that the UN looks forward to enhancing mutual cooperation with Liberia.

He acknowledged receipt of the joint letter from President Sirleaf and her Ivorian counterpart, President Alassane Ouattara, regarding the drawdown of the United Nations Missions in Liberia (UNMIL) and promised to submit a report to the UN Security Council shortly.

Ban added that it is important to ensure Liberia maintains the momentum in its reconstruction and transitioning processes.

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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.