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White House Press Release
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 9, 2007


President Bush to Welcome President Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia

President Bush will welcome President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia to the White House on February 14, 2007. President Johnson-Sirleaf's visit will mark the President's 100th meeting with an African Head of State during his six years in office. The visit will be an opportunity for the President to hear from President Johnson-Sirleaf on the progress being achieved in rebuilding the social, political, and economic life of Liberia. The President will use the opportunity to reiterate the United States' long-standing commitment to the establishment of stability and democracy in Liberia. The two leaders will also discuss continuing cooperation in the areas of reconstruction, economic development, trade and investment, security sector reform, and debt relief.

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Released on February 12, 2007

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