Liberia makes progress in rebuilding after conflictListen /
Liberia has made progress in rebuilding its economy and consolidating democracy, according to the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
Ambassador Susan Rice, who is part of the 15-member Security Council mission to West Africa, on Sunday spoke to UNMIL Radio, which is run by the UN Mission in the country.
She gave her impressions of Liberia which went through a devastating civil war in the 1990's.
"I have to say I have been struck at how much better things seem today than they did in 2009 and certainly than during the war. The infrastructure has improved. The repairs have been done. The economy seems to begin to be picking up. There has been progress in terms of the political process, democratization and social services. So I walk away from Liberia encouraged. I recognize that the situation is very fragile and there are many many challenges that remain but I have been struck by the progress." (Duration: 29")
The Security Council delegation is now in Côte d'Ivoire, the second country during the mission which is scheduled to conclude with a visit to Sierra Leone.