02.13.18

Sens. Coons, Flake release statement congratulating former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement:

“As members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, we congratulate former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on receiving the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership. We hope that other African leaders follow her example. Ruling democratically and justly and stepping down at the conclusion of an elected term should become the rule and not the exception on the continent. We celebrate Sirleaf’s example and congratulate her on this well-deserved prize.”

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