UN Chief Welcomes Conduct Of Liberia's Presidential Run-off

| Updated Dec 28, 2017 at 5:58am


UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the press at the Security Council stakeout. (file) UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.


United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the peaceful conduct of the second round of the presidential election in Liberia.

In a statement from his Spokesperson, Mr. Guterres expressed hope that the will of the Liberian people will be respected and that a seamless transfer of power will take place within constitutional timelines.

"Peaceful, free, transparent and credible elections are a prerequisite for democratic consolidation, sustainable peace and development," he added.

The UN Chief also commended the Government, political parties and the people of the Liberia for the orderly poll and reiterated the UN's continued support to the country's efforts towards consolidation of peace and economic development.

Furthermore, it was announced that Mr. Guterres is sending former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo to Liberia from 28 to 30 December as part of the UN's continued good offices engagement in the country.

Mr. Obasanjo is a member of the Secretary-General's High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation.