Liberian President in South Africa for state visit


Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is in South Africa for a state visit meant to enhance cooperation between the two countries.

Sirleaf’s visit has been hailed by her host President Jacob Zuma, who announced that the two leaders had reached agreements on a host of issues.

“We have today agreed with different corporations in our two nation across a number of things and take these relations to a higher level,” he said.

Zuma also hailed Sirleaf’s visit, saying it meant a lot coming during the country’s women’s month.

“We are also happy that you have visited us at a time when South Africans are celebrating Women’s Month. It is, therefore, an opportune time … your tenure as the first female head of state and government in the continent.”

The Liberian President on her part said she was proud to have been a good influence to Africa’s women.

“As a country that fought through a political transition, we will be able to look back and say with strong conviction, that women have been able to do it.”

She went ahead to invite President Zuma to Liberia, but that would mean the South African would have to act fast if he were to honor the invite because Sirleaf’s tenure comes to an end in January.