President Sirleaf Arrives in Tokyo

Sunday, 11th March 2007
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has arrived in the Japanese capital Tokyo at the start of a two day official visit. The Liberian Leader and entourage touched down at 10:30 a.m. and were warmly received by Japanese officials.

On Monday, March 12, the President will officially begin talks geared towards strengthening bilateral cooperation as she continues her drive towards national reconstruction and renewal. She is scheduled to meet the Emperor of Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the Finance Minister as well as have dinner with Members with the House of Representatives. The President is also expected to have a breakfast meeting with the African Diplomatic Corps.

On Tuesday, march 13, President Johnson Sirleaf will hold talks with the President of The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and be hosted to lunch by former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. She is finally expected to deliver a lecture at the United Nations University which will climax her visit.

The President arrived in Tokyo at the head of a high power delegation which includes Foreign Minister George Wallace, Finance Minister Antoinette Sayeh and Justice Minister Frances Johnson-Morris. Others include Grand Bassa County Senator M. Gbezonghar Findley, Representative Regina Teah and Sinoe County Superintendent Sylvester Grigsby.