President Sirleaf in Accra for the 47th Session of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the head of a nine-member official Liberian delegation, arrived in Accra, Ghana to attend the 47th Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader and delegation, including the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr. and the Establishment Coordinator of the Angie Brooks International Center (ABIC), Cllr. Yvette Chesson-Wureh, were received at the Kotoka International Airport by Ghanaian Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.

Also on hand to receive President Sirleaf and delegation were Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, Liberia’s Acting Ambassador to Ghana, Musu Ruhle and an array of senior Ministers in the Mahama administration.

Earlier on touchdown, the Liberian President was welcomed in the traditional Ghanaian style with a bouquet of flowers and later a 21-gun salute befitting treatment accorded Heads of State amid cultural performances at the airport. President Sirleaf later retired to her hotel suite.

Later in the evening, she attended a closed-door dinner for colleagues attending the 47th Session of ECOWAS Authority gathering hosted by Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama.