Vice President Joseph Boakai is cutting short his official visit to Turkey to return home in the wake of recent political and legal developments in the country.
May 26, 2016
Vice President Joseph Boakai is cutting short his official visit to Turkey to return home in the wake of recent political and legal developments in the country.In a statement issued from Antalya, Turkey, the Vice President called for a rational and thought-examined approach to issues affecting our country, urging that Liberians should in times like this fall back on their keen ability to unify and fight challenges no matter how daunting the odds may be.
Vice President Boakai says he intends to honor his commitment to address the opening plenary session of the Comprehensive Mid-Term Review of the Implementation of the Istanbul Program of Action for Least Developed Countries, set to open on Friday, May 27, in Antalya, after which he will depart for Monrovia.
Vice President Boakai, who is also President of the Senate, said much effort has been put into the revitalization of our democratic institutions and system of governance and that it would be unhelpful for any Liberian to engage in acts that threaten our peace and stability. He urged national and opinion leaders in government, civil society, academia, religious and traditional settings, to exercise tolerance and patience as the nation strives to consolidate more than a decade of peace and stability, a statement from Antalya concluded.