NEW YORK July 8, 2016: The Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations His Excellency Ambassador Lewis Garseedah Brown II, has pledged to work cooperatively with colleagues from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), toward advancing the common goals and objectives of the sub-regional organization
According to a dispatch from New York, Ambassador Brown made the Statement when he formally took over the Chairmanship of ECOWAS’s Ambassadors at the United Nations from Amb. Fode Seck, the Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations, on Friday, 8th July 2016, at the Permanent Mission of Senegal, in New York.
While noting the various challenges confronting the sub-regional body, the Liberian Diplomat lauded the important role being played by ECOWAS in fostering peace, stability, the rule of law and the strengthening of democratic institutions, which according to him, have placed the region in an enviable position in the comity of nations.
The Liberian Envoy urged his colleagues to join him in efforts aimed at increasing coordination toward advancing the ECOWAS’S Agenda at the global level and to ensure that success is achieved in such undertakings.
Ambassador Brown conveyed special wishes of solidarity and goodwill from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in her capacity as Chair of the Authority of Heads of States and Governments, to the Ambassadors of ECOWAS and their respective governments, and paid special tribute to the outgoing chairman, Ambassador Fode Seck for his stewardship.
For his part, the Senegalese Ambassador, Fode Seck, welcomed Ambassador Brown and expressed the hope that his assumption of the Chairmanship will help strengthen the organization’s presence at the United Nations. He emphasized the need for increased communication among member-states of ECOWAS in the pursuit of their common objectives.
Also speaking during the occasion, the Permanent Observer of ECOWAS to the United Nations, Mr. Kone Tanou, expressed the need for increased coordination among the Member States of ECOWAS. He paid tribute to the outgoing chairman and congratulated the incoming chairman promising to work closely with his office to move the organization forward.
From Abu Kamara
Minister Counselor for Press and Public Affairs
Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations