Speaking Thursday, September 22, 2022, from New York, Presidential Press Secretary, Solo Kelgbeh, said:” though the dinner was held behind closed door, President Weah was able to push the country’s development agenda to the US Government and other international partners.”
Mr. Kelgbeh, speaking to the Liberian Broadcasting System(LBS), pointed out that the Liberian Leader’s meeting with the US President and other partners demonstrates that the country has taken its rightful place among the comity of nations. He said:” President Weah’s presence at the UN General Assembly will bring the needed benefits to the Country and its people.”
At the same time, Mr. Kelgbeh clarified that no member of the President’s delegation was given restricted visa as being wrongly spread in some quarters.
Meanwhile, President Weah has returned to the country following his successful participation in the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) held in New York, United States of America.
President Weah and delegation touched down Monday, September 26, 2022, at the Roberts International Airport(RIA) in Margibi County to a heroic welcome by thousands of enthusiastic Liberians, including youth, women, elders, and chiefs, who chanted pro-Weah slogans and sang songs of praise to God in appreciation for the President’s safe return to the country.
Welcoming the President were groups of Liberians, including churches and cultural troupes that performed their respective celebratory skills despite the heavy downpour of rain.
President Weah departed the country a week ago to participate in the 77th United Nations General Assembly Debate. The President and delegation were also a part of the High-level week of the General Assembly that annually presents an opportunity for world leaders to come together yearly to discuss critical global issues.
Speaking to the press later immediately upon arrival at the airport, President Weah expressed joy for ably representing the country at the UNGA, the third time he has done so in person.
He said going to the UNGA is part of his duties as President of the Republic, and that he is glad he did so perfectly.
In his address to the august body last Thursday, President Weah rallied the United Nations to redouble its efforts in tackling critical issues confronting the world and its peoples, pledging Liberia's commitment to working with others in finding amicable solutions to global challenges.
President Weah acknowledged the humongous and complex nature of the challenges the world is faced with, which he said would require immediate collective global actions with the United Nations at the center of the search for solutions.
He urged the United Nations to give special consideration to the needs of developing countries, particularly the Least Developed Countries in line with the Doha Program of Action for Least Developed Countries for the Decade, 2022-2031.
He also pledged Liberia's preparedness and commitment to protecting the planet, promoting peace, preventing conflicts, ensuring sustainable financing, and boosting partnerships.
Commenting on the perceived shortage of rice on the market, President Weah promised to verify the information by going to the Free Port and sitting with rice importers, whom he said assured him of the abundance of rice on the market up to next year.
President Weah was met on arrival by officials of government headed by Justice Minister and Attorney-General, Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, who acted as chair of the Cabinet in the absence of the President in consultation with the Vice President via mobile phone contact with the President.