President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has arrived in London, ahead of meetings of the UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Global Development Framework, scheduled to convene at Marlborough House.
The Panel was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to deliberate on the framework and other development issues to succeed the Millennium Development Goals, agreed by world leaders at the Millennium Summit in New York in 2000, which will expire in 2015.
According to a dispatch from London, President Johnson Sirleaf and delegation were met upon arrival at Heathrow International Airport by Lord Earl Atlee, Lord-in-Waiting to Her Majesty, the Queen, and Mr. Bill Henderson, representative of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
The Liberian leader and delegation will later attend a business event of the Royal African Society, followed by a high-level round table meeting with representatives of the financial sector in London. President Johnson Sirleaf will also meet with the new Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt. Hon. Justine Greening.
The President’s delegation to the High-Level Panel includes Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Marjon Kamara; the Head of the President’s HLP secretariat, Dr. Abdoulaye Dukulé; Economic Consultant Samuel P. Jackson; Deputy Information Minister for Administration, Norris Tweah; and the Head of the Presidential Delivery Unit, Mr. Gyude Moore.