President Sirleaf Returns From The Gambia; Says Concerned Parties Commit To Peace, Harmony.

Wednesday, 14th December 2016
President Sirleaf addressing  members of the press at RIA.
President Sirleaf addressing members of the press at RIA.
Photo Credit: EXECUTIVE MANSION
Monrovia, Liberia: Liberia's President and Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS - at the head of a High-level ECOWAS delegation returned home on late Tuesday evening following talks aimed at resolving the current political crisis in The Gambia as a result of the just ended elections. President Sirleaf said the concerned parties have committed to peace and harmony.
 
According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader made the statement at the Robert International Airport (RIA) when she addressed journalists upon her arrival from the Islamic Republic of Gambia where she led a High-level ECOWAS delegation to mediate in the ongoing political crisis resulting from the just ended elections.  The delegation comprised H.E. President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. Ernest Bai Koroma of the Republic of Sierra Leone, H.E. John Dramani Mahama of the Republic of Ghana, the Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel; Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, amongst others. 
 
President Sirleaf said the delegation traveled to The Gambia to hold talks with the parties concerned aimed at ensuring peace, security and harmony in the West African nation. She told journalists that following the mediation process, the parties concerned committed themselves to peace pending the ECOWAS Summit slated for later this week in Abuja, Nigeria.