While there have been some positive developments in four West African countries that have recently been torn by conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged a group of interested States working to bring peace and development to the troubled region to continue their active support at this crucial juncture.
Security Council members have urged the three Presidents of the Mano River Union – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – to continue talks initiated by Morocco in an attempt to consolidate peace in the sub-region.
The establishment of a group of nations concerned about the situation in Liberia is very timely, demonstrating the growing commitment of the international community to develop a coherent approach to the challenges affecting the country and region, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.
Reacting to an upsurge in fighting between Liberian government forces and armed elements, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for an end to the violence, which he warned could negatively affect stability in the sub-region.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan looked forward to the convening of a proposed summit between the leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as another milestone towards restoring "good neighbourliness among them," a UN spokesman said today.