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Liberia Hosts Quadripartite Meeting In Monrovia

MONROVIA, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the holding of a Quadripartite Meeting in Monrovia on Friday, April 5, 2013, involving the Governments of Liberia and La Cote d’Ivoire, the United Nations Mission In Liberia (UNMIL) and the United Nations Operations In Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI).

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Quadripartite Meeting which brings together high level official from Liberia, La Cote d’Ivoire, UNMIL and UNOCI will take stock of the progress made on the security and humanitarian situations thus far, and  review achievements on the confidence building measures along the borders between the two sisterly Republics as well as agree on a way forward to further enhance peace, security and humanitarian efforts and strengthen the confidence building measures amongst communities in the border areas.

Liberia’s Delegation to the talks will be led by Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan including Defense Minister Brownie Samaukai, Internal Affairs Minister Blamo Nelson, National Security Advisor Dr. H. Biomah Fahnbulleh, and the Acting Justice Minister among others.

La Cote d’Ivoire’s Minister of Interior and Security, Mr. Hamed Bakayoko will head the Ivorian Delegation which will also include the Ivorian Minister of Defense, Mr. Paul Koffi-Koffi and UNOCI’s Acting Chief of Mission, Mr. Arnauld Akodjenou among others.
The agenda for the one-day working session will also include updates on the progress from the security situation, the humanitarian/refugee situation, and revision and adoption of a Final Communiqué.
Similar meetings aimed at enhancing durable peace along the border between Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire were held on May 2,

2012 and June 13, 2012, respectively in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire with representatives from Liberia, Ivory Coast, UNMIL and UNOCI in attendance.