The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Pierra James Trudeau will arrive in Liberia on November 24, 2016 at the start of a two-day official visit to the country.
During his stay in Liberia, Prime Minister Trudeau is expected to hold bilateral talks with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Cabinet Members and other senior officials of the Liberian Government. A Press release issued by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism said the Canadian Prime Minister’s visit will focus on the health sector, gender and children issues in post-Ebola Liberia. According to the release, Prime Minister Trudeau, who is widely believed to be a strong women and children defender, will hold a round-table forum with a cross-section of Liberian women and children and also visit a health facility in Monrovia. The visit will be Prime Minister Trudeau’s first visit to Africa since he took office in 2015 and will be accompanied by more than one hundred delegates including journalists and other high profile dignitaries. He is the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, and married Madam Sophie Gregoire in 2005 and blessed with three children. Prime Minster Trudeau developed political interest in the Liberal Party from a young age and served in various positions in the party before becoming Prime Minister in 2015.