President Sirleaf and Libyan Leader Hold Talks

Monday, 7th May 2007
President Sirleaf and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Sirt, Libya.
President Sirleaf and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Sirt, Libya.
Photo Credit: Charles Nelson/Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed sincere gratitude on behalf of the Liberian people to Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi for the support he continues to render towards Liberiaís national reconstruction. The President spoke today in Sirt, Libya, where she held talks with the Libyan Leader as she began a two day official visit in the country.
She briefed President Gaddafi about steps her government has taken to achieve much needed economic change and thanked him for the generator he recently donated to aid Liberiaís emergency power program. She referred to it as Ďa big help in restoring electricity and basic servicesí. President Johnson Sirleaf said her government is feverishly working to settle the countryís debt and receive investors. She also briefed the Libyan Leader about the pivotal role she has played along with President Kabbah of Sierra Leone in achieving peace in the Mano River Union.

For his part, President Gaddafi pledged his continuous support to the Johnson Sirleaf Administration and emphasized that the President should see Libya as her second home.

Also accompanying the President are Foreign Minister George Wallace, Senators John Ballout and William Sandy and Representatives Dixon Yarsiah and Charles Bardyl. Others are National Investment Commissionís Chairman Richard Tolbert and Deputy Finance Minister Eugene Peabody.