December 12, 2016 / 1:32 PM / 3 years ago

Liberia's Johnson Sirleaf to lead mediation delegation to Gambia

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf attends a Reuters interview ahead of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Summit in the capital Nairobi December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

BANJUL (Reuters) - Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will lead a delegation on Tuesday to mediate in Gambia, and representing the United Nations, African Union and West African regional bloc ECOWAS, Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow said.

In an interview with Reuters on Monday, Barrow said he wanted to see an “expedited transitional period” leading to a handover of power from outgoing President Yahya Jammeh. He also said he had no official security and was “exposed”.

Reporting by Edward McAllister; Writing by Joe Bavier; editing by John Stonestreet

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