President Sirleaf Departs the Country Today: Pays Official Visits to the US, Senegal and the State of Israel

Thursday, 26th May 2016
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, will today depart the country for official visits to the United States of America, Senegal and the State of Israel respectively.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf will be away from May 26 to June 10, 2016.  The first leg of the Liberian leader’s official visit takes her to the United States, thereafter she will proceed to Dakar, Senegal to attend the ECOWAS Summit of Heads of State and Government.
 
The final leg of the Chief Executive’s official visit takes her to the State of Israel where she will have the opportunity to meet Israeli authorities on crucial matters of bilateral concern.
 
While the President Sirleaf is out of the country, Hon. Brownie J. Samukai, Minister of National Defense takes charge from May 26 - 29, and Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr. Minister of State for Presidential Affairs from May 30 – June 9, will serve as Coordinator respectively of the Cabinet in telephone consultation with Her Excellency and with the Vice President who will be returning to the country.
 
Meanwhile, the Liberian leader returns home on June 10, 2016.