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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf meets World Bank President

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February 12, 2007
3m.40s | Presidents Wolfowitz and Johnson Sirleaf
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to the international community for help to build on the country's post conflict success.

Her appeal came as she met World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz in Washington DC, on the eve of a forum with some of Liberia's major development partners to discuss the country's progress and its future needs.

President Sirleaf said she'd like to work with Liberia's development partners on ways to resolve the country's debt to “enable us to accelerate our development effort.”

For his part, Paul Wolfowitz said Liberia was a country which had gone through “unbelievable horror” in the last two decades of the 20th century...

But he said peace had come to Liberia through an extraordinary effort by the international community and the decision of the Liberian people to elect a woman committed to economic reform, improving governance and combating corruption.


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February 12, 2007–Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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WASHINGTON DC [HI-RES]
February 12, 2007—Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf .

Photo:© World Bank/ Simone D. McCourtie

WASHINGTON DC [HIGH-RES]
February 12, 2007–World Bank President Wolfowitz meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Photo:© World Bank/ Simone D. McCourtie

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WASHINGTON DC [HI-RES]
February 12, 2007—World Bank President Wolfowitz and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf prepare to speak with press.

Photo:© World Bank/ Simone D. McCourtie
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WASHINGTON DC [HI-RES]
February 12, 2007—World Bank President Wolfowitz and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speak with press.

Photo:© World Bank/ Simone D. McCourtie



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