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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden's Meeting with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia

This afternoon Vice President Biden welcomed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia to the White House.   The Vice President lauded President Sirleaf for her steadfast leadership and continued success in guiding Liberia’s post-conflict transition and development.  He reaffirmed the special history between the United States and Liberia and the strong, enduring relationship between the two countries, and emphasized the Administration’s continued commitment to the partnership.  Members of the Liberian legislature accompanied President Sirleaf as part of her delegation, and the Vice President recognized and applauded their collective leadership and their joint efforts to tackle corruption and rebuild key institutions.  He emphasized their shared role as stewards of Liberia’s natural resources and the critical need for management of those resources for the benefit of the country and people of Liberia.