By: Frank P Martin
MONROVIA: Foreign Minister, D. Maxwell Saah Kemayah, has expressed optimism that the October 10, Presidential and Legislative elections in the country will be void of discrepancies.
Addressing a visiting US Delegation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the weekend on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, Minister Kemayah said, it is equally important for the components of democracy to remain unbending.
The delegation comprised U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs and three other senior US officials.
He told the visiting American officials: “It is good that you have come. This administration wishes that we would have the rest of the world coming to observe these elections because we are particularly concerned about the elections.”
According to him, the Government of Liberia (GOL) does not intend to compromise the elections, which will accordingly add to its measurement of upholding democracy.
The Liberian Foreign Minister believes that lots of investments have been made in the electoral process and Liberia could not afford to undermine such efforts.
Kemayah noted that Liberia will not hold back against unconstitutional reigns in Africa and looks forward to working in close rank with the United States in finding a diplomatic means to resolving the military situations in Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Niger among others.
He said the Liberian government remains opposed to any unconstitutional leadership in Africa.
At the same time, he said, GOL is pleased with the cooperation given by the government and the people of the U.S. to Liberia, especially the U.S. endeavor towards the South-West Atlantic Cooperation.
He decries the “an unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine. He indicated that Liberia views the Russian action as completely unnecessary and unwarranted.
According to him, the people of Ukraine have the right to self-determination, and respect for their territory and Sovereignty, as such, Liberia stands with Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Kemayah committed Liberia to concerted efforts by the U.S. and other international partners toward tackling the war in the Ukraine.