Buhari meets with Liberian leader, Sirleaf behind closed doors

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has met with his Liberian counterpart, President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, behind closed doors.
Sources told BLACKFACE that visiting Liberian president briefed her Nigerian counterpart on sub-regional security challenges ahead of the 3rd Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa slated for tomorrow.
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.
After the meeting, 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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