President Sirleaf Leaves the Country for Guinea

Tuesday, 20th February 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has left the country for the Republic of Guinea for a one day working visit. The Liberia Leader will travel to Guinea with Sierra Leonean President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah to confer with Guinean President Lansana Conteh in an attempt to find a settlement to the Guinean crisis.

President Johnson Sirleaf will return to the country later this afternoon and will immediately depart to begin a five day official visit to Rwanda. The President has been invited to serve as keynote speaker at the 10th anniversary of Womenís Parliamentary Network. The program will celebrate the fact that Rwanda has the highest percentage of women parliamentarians in Africa, which is 48.8%. Also traveling with the President are Senators Gloria Scott, Joyce Sumo and Hannah Brent. Others are Representatives Alomiza Ennos and Victoria Lynch.
While the President is away, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Hon. Frances Johnson-Morris will steer the affairs of State as Chairman of the Cabinet in consultation with Vice President Joseph Boakai.