Security Council reaffirms need for all countries to comply with Liberia sanctions

Security Council reaffirms need for all countries to comply with Liberia sanctions

Amb. Ole Peter Kolby
Following a briefing on the findings of an expert panel monitoring Liberia’s compliance with Security Council sanctions, the 15-member body reaffirmed the need for all countries to comply with existing measures and voiced their commitment to continue overseeing the implementation of the resolution that imposed them.

Ambassador Ole Peter Kolby of Norway, Council President for the month of March, explained in a press statement that the chair of the Council’s Sanctions Committee for Liberia, Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani of Singapore, briefed the members this morning on the recommendations contained in the recent report by the expert panel.

Council members “took note of the Committee’s decisions relating to the panel’s recommendations,” Ambassador Kolby said, adding that they were also informed of the action that had been taken by the Committee on some the proposals and on alleged violations of the sanctions.

They also noted that the Committee would continue to discuss the expert panel’s recommendations after a new report was issued, Ambassador Kolby said. The Council is due to review the sanctions by 6 May.

Meanwhile, members of the Council welcomed the continued efforts of the Heads of the Mano River Union countries, the Governments of Senegal and Nigeria through the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), and Morocco to work towards the restoration of peace and stability in the subregion, Ambassador Kolby said.