26 April 2012

Liberia: Africa's First and Second Female Presidents to Hold Talks During Official Two-Day Visit of Malawi's President Joyce Banda, April 28-29

Photo: Liberia Government
Malawian President Banda greets her counterpart on arrival in Monrovia.

Monrovia, Liberia - Malawi's first female President and Africa's second, Her Excellency Mrs. Joyce Hilda Banda, will pay an official two-day visit to Liberia from April 28 to 29, 2012.

Her Excellency Mrs. Banda is being accompanied by her husband, retired Chief Justice of Malawi and Swaziland, Honorable Richard Banda; Member of Parliament and Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Honorable Ephraim Chiume; Member of Parliament, Honorable Anita Kalinde; and Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Patrick Kabambe.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the President of Malawi and delegation, who arrive from South Africa, will be received at Roberts International Airport by her counterpart, Liberian President, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Following airport formalities, they will proceed to Monrovia.

Later in the evening, Her Excellency Mrs. Banda will be presented with the Key to the City of Monrovia by the Acting City Mayor, Madam Mary Broh, before proceeding to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a tête-à-tête with President Sirleaf and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice.

Following the closed-door talks, the two Presidents will meet the press at a joint stake-out in the Foyer of the Foreign Ministry. Thereafter, they will proceed to the Monrovia City Hall where President Sirleaf will tender a Dinner in honor of her distinguished guest.

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