President Sirleaf Off to Donors Conference

Friday, 9th February 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf leaves the country today for Washington D.C. to participate in the partnership forum on Liberia expected to be held from February 13 to the 14, followed by the private sector forum.

Members of the Presidentís delegation include Senator Frederick Cherue and Deputy House Speaker Togba Mulbah.

Also attending the conference are government officials including the Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Planning, Public Works, Agriculture and Transport, among others.  

The President is expected to open the forum where she will focus on Liberiaís Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy, amongst other important national issues.

The partnership forum is being hosted in collaboration with the World Bank, the United States government, the United Nations, the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank.

Those expected to grace and make remarks at the forum will include the President of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz, US Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, the European Commission Development Commissioner, Luis Michel, the African Development Bank, President, Donald Kabaruka, and the Managing Director of the IMF, Rodrigo de Rato.

While   the President is away, the Minister of Justice Cllr. Frances Johnson Morris will serve as Chairman of the Cabinet and administer the affairs of State, in consultation with the President and Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai.