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Prez. Sirleaf off to USA, discloses Govts Post Ebola Plan

Augustine Myers/Joseph T. Koon
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf taking off at the RIA
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf taking off at the RIA

( 13, 2015)-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has left for the United States for an official visit.

An Executive Mansion release is quoted as saying the Liberian Leader’s trip to the United States is in response to an invitation extended her by World Bank President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim.

President Sirleaf will participate in discussions with international partners on the status of the containment of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

The release says the discussions will also focus on plans for the post-Ebola Reconstruction of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

The three West African states are the worst Ebola-affected countries whose respective economies require urgent revitalization.

The Washington, D.C Forum with the World Bank and other international financial institutions will be attended by Presidents Alpha Conte and Ernest Bai Koroma of Guinea and Sierra Leone, respectively.

While President Sirleaf is away, Defense Minister, Brownie Samukai, will serve as Acting Chairman of the Cabinet, in consultation with Vice President, Joseph Boakai.

Meanwhile, Government has disclosed that the Washington D.C meeting is part of Phase Three of its post Ebola recovery agenda.

She said under the plan, Government will continue with efforts aimed at mobilizing support from the international community.

President Sirleaf made the disclosure in Monrovia Monday, April 13, 2015 when she met with media executives as part of efforts to strengthen Government-media relations.

She praised the media for the level of cordiality and partnership since her ascendency to the nation’s highest office.

The U.S. Meeting on Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, especially for Liberia, brings to three a series of international forums.

Recently, President Sirleaf met with President Obama in the United States to solicit more support for Liberia’s post-Ebola economic recovery.

The Liberian Leader also represented the three worst- Ebola hit West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone at the Brussels Meeting in Belgium. 


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