Buhari, Sirleaf Nigerian president meets with Liberian leader

The visiting Liberian president would brief President Buhari on sub-regional security challenges.

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President Muhammadu Buhari with the visiting President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf play

President Muhammadu Buhari with the visiting President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja met with the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, behind closed doors.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reliably gathered that the visiting Liberian president would brief President Buhari on sub-regional security challenges ahead of the 3rd Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa slated for Dec. 5 and Dec. 6.

President Buhari is expected to leave Abuja later today for the forum in Dakar, Senegal.

Sirleaf, who is the current Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), is expected to brief President Buhari on efforts made to curb terrorism in the sub-region.

NAN further reports that the two leaders may also discuss other issues bordering on sub-regional integration and bilateral trade.

The Liberian President, who arrived Abuja on Sunday on a two-day official visit to Nigeria, visited the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja on the same day

The ECOWAS chairperson also held closed door meetings with the President of the commission, Mr Marcel de Souza, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and senior officials of the commission.

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