President Sirleaf with Senator Coons and other Congressmen at the U.S. Congress.
Pres. Sirleaf Meets Ranking U.S. Congressional Leaders, Members
MONROVIA, February 27 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson, who is currently visiting the United States of America, has met with key Congressional leaders and ranking members of both Houses of the U.S. Congress in Washington, DC.
According to a dispatch from Washington, President Sirleaf and delegation on Thursday, February 26, held discussions with House Democratic and Minority Leaders Nancy Pelosi, Senators Lindsey Graham and Patrick Leahy of the Senate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs; Senator Jeffery Flake and members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
She also met with Senator Chris Coons of the Senate Subcommittee on Appropriation; Representative Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee along with ranking members, including Representatives Elliott Engel, Chris Smith and Karen Baas.
In separate remarks at the different meetings, the U.S. Senators and Representatives welcomed President Sirleaf and delegation to Capitol Hill and held discussions on many critical issues.
Democratic Minority Leader Pelosi recalled President Sirleaf’s visit in 2007 when she addressed the Joint Session of both Houses and congratulated her for an impressive leadership, particularly during the Ebola crisis.
“You are a true friend to the American people and we appreciate the special recognition accorded the late Congressman Donald Payne. Let me express our admiration for you and say how grateful we are for the progress made by Liberia in containing the Ebola virus disease,” Pelosi emphasized.
She assured President Sirleaf that the U.S. will stand by Liberia as the country works toward reaching the zero new case level and the post-Ebola recovery plan.
“We can achieve this because members of the U.S. Congress have a fan at the bi-partisan level. We are very impressed with your courageous leadership, Madam
President,” Pelosi indicated.