Liberia’s Permanent Representative-designate to the United Nations, Lewis G. Brown, says he stands ready to fully represent the government and people of Liberia, if confirmed by the Liberian Senate.
Brown said he believes that beyond the required academic qualification needed to serve as Permanent Representative at the UN, he also has a wealth of experience and knowledge of how Liberia has evolved over time.
He thinks that his preference by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to represent the nation is predicated upon the simple fact that the President in her wisdom thinks he performed his duties excellently during his four-year tenure as Minister of Information.
Brown made the statement Wednesday when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs for official confirmation after his nomination by President Sirleaf in a communication addressed to Senate President Pro-Tempore, Armah Jallah on Tuesday.
Brown told the Senate Committee that given his experience and having served in government, as well as representing the nation internationally, he is confident that he will expediently represent Liberia to the fullest.
“I was privileged to have been named Chief Negotiator of the Government of Liberia at the Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement; I worked with Liberians and members of the international community to draft an agreement that afforded us the platform to rebuild our country,” Brown noted.
Brown also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company in the Charles Taylor administration.
He was in The Transitional Legislative Assembly, among others.
Upon graduating from the University of Liberia, Brown attended the Johns Hopkins University in the United States where he earned a Master’s Degree.