Foreign Minister Receives Delegation from African Commission on Human Rights

Scence from the meeting of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights held on Monday, September 8, 2008 in Monrovia, Liberia
Scence from the meeting of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights held on Monday, September 8, 2008 in Monrovia, Liberia
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Foreign Minister, Her Excellency Olubanke King-Akelere, has received in audience a high-level delegation of the African Commission on Human and Peopleís Rights.

Receiving the delegation Monday at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia, Minister King-Akelere said the Government of Liberia is deeply committed to observing Human Rights, and urged the Commission to critically and speedily address the proliferation of drugs in the sub-region.

According to a Foreign Ministry press release, Minister King-Akelere said Liberia is grateful to the international community particularly contributions made by the Governments of Nigeria, Ghana, ECOWAS, African Union and UNMIL to restore peace to Liberia.

She said the Government of Liberia appreciates the visit and look forward to working closely with the Commission. Minister King Akerele praise the visiting delegation from the African Commission on Human and Peopleís Rights.
  
Responding, the Head of the delegation, Commissioner Sanji Monageng, said the visit to the country demonstrates the Commissionís readiness to work with Liberia. According to Commissioner Monageng, Liberia has already ratified the African Charter on the Abolishment of Torture.

Commissioner Monageng said the delegation is very proud of Minister King-Akelere and impressed with Liberiaís position on the political crisis in Zimbabwe. The Commission has been in Liberia on an assessment mission in line with its mandate.