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President Kufuor leaves for Liberia

Accra, Nov. 22 GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor, left Accra this morning for Monrovia, Liberia, for a two-day official visit, at the invitation of Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson. A release signed by Mr. Andrew Awuni, Press Secretary to the President and Presidential Spokes Person, said President Kufuor would be decorated with Liberia's highest national award for his role in the restoration of peace, democracy and stability in that country. It said following Liberia's civil war, Ghana had contributed greatly to peace keeping missions under the watch of President Kufuor in his capacity as ECOWAS chairman.

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The release indicated that several peace talks were initiated and held in Ghana, leading to the return to normalcy in Liberia. President Kufuor is expected to return to Ghana tomorrow. At the Kotoka International Airport to see President Kufuor off, were senior government officials and senior military and police personnel. 22 Nov 08

Source: GNA

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