President Sirleaf Holds Talks With Spanish Officials.

Wednesday, 7th March 2007
The Chairman of the Cabinet, Justice Minister Frances Johnson Morris, has left the country for Tokyo, Japan, ahead of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s visit to Japan. Minister Johnson Morris, who left the country today, will join the Presidential delegation, expected to arrive in Japan on Sunday.

During the President’s absence from the country, the Cabinet will administer the Affairs of State, under the Chairmanship of Internal Affairs Minister Ambulai Johnson.

The President and party left the country Monday for official visits to Ghana, Spain, Japan and Brussels.  The President arrived in Spain Tuesday night, after participating in programs marking the 50th anniversary celebrations of Ghana's independence.

According to an Executive Mansion Press Release, President Johnson Sirleaf has been holding talks with Spanish government officials including the Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Foreign Minister Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos. The President is today being received in audience by the King and Queen of Spain at a private dinner.

The Liberian Leader's visit to Spain is aimed at resuming bilateral relationship between the two countries.

Earlier, President Johnson Sirleaf addressed the opening session of the second International Women Meeting, under the theme, “Women for a Better World.” The meeting was hosted by the Vice President of the Spanish government, Mrs. Teresa Fernandez de la Vega.