Ouattara, Conde, Koroma to join Sirleaf in Monrovia
The Heads of State of member countries of the Mano River Union (MRU) are expected on Sunday in Monrovia, Liberia's capital, for a Union summit on border security and refugees conditions.
Top on the agenda for the four heads of state is security as Liberia prepares for presidential and general elections in October or November later this year. The four leaders will look at information sharing and security cooperation within and between the member countries.
Organizers say the meeting will also analyze the report on joint operations on security at the border between Liberia and Ivory Coast, and the situation of Ivorian refugees.
Several other issues to be discussed include the consideration of the report of activities of the Secretariat of the MRU, good governance within the Secretariat, the progress report on the strategic plan of the 2010 -2011 budget of the Union, which was founded in 1973 for cooperation and regional integration between Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Guinea, in 1980 and Ivory Coast in April 2008 later joined the union, which aims to promote economic cooperation between the four countries.
It got its name from the Mano River, which originates on the slopes of Mount Nimba and then serves as the border between Liberia and Sierra Leone.