Foreign Minister Dee-Maxwel Kemayah has assured the European Union (EU) election observer delegation of the Weah-Taylor administration commitment to conducting a free, fair, transparent abd peaceful October 10, 2023 Presidential and Legislative elections.
He said Liberia as a country have suffered for too long rainging from the 14-year of civil war which he described as a lesson for every Liberian, emphasizing that there is no way the country can revert to its darkest day.
This, he maintained, “There isn’t anything of fragility in Liberia. We no longer wish to revisit the senseless 14-year civil war. We don’t want to do anything that will undermine our hard-earned peace.”
“Members of the international community have invested immeasurable resources in our country, and lives of some of our international partners were lost because of the crisis. We no longer wish to experience such a crisis,” he asserted.
Speaking when he met with the EU election observer delegation at his Foreign Ministry office Monday, September 11, 2023 in Monrovia, Kemayah wondered, “We know what happened. My sister was killed, and I had to purchase her dead body. Do you know how it feels to purchase the dead body of your loved ones?”
According to him, no level of position in the government can lead a person to cause chaos in Liberia. “Do you think we want to return to those dark days because of a position? Because someone wants to lead the country and not through the right way? Never!”
Minister Kemayah added, “I am not saying this because I am in government. Even if I were out of government, with the experience and the countless number of people who died in my family and other families, no one wants war in Liberia.”
Earlier, the EU Deputy Chief of Observer Mr. Domanski thanked Minister Kemayah abd team for the warm welcome accorded them, disclosing that seven members of the European Parliament would be in the country to critically observe the election.