19 January 2013

West Africa: President Sirleaf On Day-Long Trip to Côte d'Ivoire for ECOWAS Session On Mali, Other States

Monrovia — President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf departed Liberia early Saturday morning, January 19, for Côte d'Ivoire, to participate in an Extraordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African States, which will focus primarily on the conflict situation in Mali and other membership States.

According to an Executive Mansion release, while President Sirleaf is away from the country, the Minister of Public Works, Samuel Kofi Woods, will coordinate the affairs of Cabinet in consultation with Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Sr., and with the President by telephone.

Madam Sirleaf is expected home later on Saturday.

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