Thursday, 15th December 2016
President Sirleaf Off to Abuja; Attends 50th Session of ECOWAS Heads of State Summit.
Photo Credit: EXECUTIVE MANSION
Monrovia, Liberia: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has departed the country for Abuja, Nigeria to attend the 50th Session of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State Summit.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader as Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government will also bring colleagues up to speed on recent ECOWAS Mediation Intervention in The Gambia where she was accompanied by President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana, Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari including President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone and held consultations in Banjul on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 to support the ongoing process of democratization in the country. She will also brief her counterparts on her insightful two-day working visit to the ECOWAS Commission, Parliament and the ECOWAS Community Court and report progress on ongoing mediation into the political crisis in Guinea Bissau.
Meanwhile, during President Sirleaf’s stay away from the country from December 15 – 18, the Hon. Frederick Cherue, Attorney-General and Minister Justice of the Republic of Liberia will serve as Coordinator of the Cabinet in consultation with the Vice President and in telephone conversation with the President.