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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Monrovia, Liberia to attend the Inauguration of Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Monrovia, Liberia to attend the inauguration of Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, on January 16, 2012.
 
The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:
 
The Honorable Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia
 
The Honorable Christopher A. Coons, Senator (D-DE), U.S. Senate
 
The Honorable Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State
 
The Honorable Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State
 
The Honorable Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
 
The Honorable Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Deputy Director, Peace Corps
 
General Carter F. Ham, Commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), U.S. Army
 
Mr. Grant T. Harris, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council