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Special representative of UN chief worried about political crisis in Guinea

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MONROVIA, Dec 15, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Special representative of UN chief worried about political crisis in Guinea Special representative of UN chief worried about political crisis in Guinea

Madam Elle Margrethe Loj , the special representative of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and who is heading the UN Mission in Liberia, said on Tuesday that she is gravely worried over the political crisis in Guinea.

Speaking to reporters, Loj said she is also worried about the uncertainty that has engulfed the nation, fearing what could happen next in that country in such a situation.

The special representative said Liberia, a neighboring state of Guinea, fears that what is happening in Guinea could have a spillover into Liberia, thereby retarding the progress and significant gains made in the restoration of peace in Liberia.

She said as a result of the deteriorating security situation in Guinea, the UN mission in Liberia has taken all precautionary measures by increasing patrols along the border, stressing that the border areas are calm and people are going about their normal business.

Loj said soldiers of the UN mission and the Guinean authorities are cooperating and the UN mission is vigilant for an unusual occurrences.

She warned Liberians to keep out of the political crisis in Guinea, hoping that Guineans, too, will keep out of getting involved in any problems disturbing Liberia's peace.

Loj further expressed the hope that the situation in Guinea will not deteriorate further.