In her four years as U.S. Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton made two key visits to Liberia – the first on a tour of seven African countries in 2009 and another to attend the second inauguration by her longtime friend, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. in January 2012.
Sirleaf, in return, met Clinton nearly a dozen times during his first term, on separate visits to Washington, culminating with a final meeting that marked the signing of a partnership agreement between the United States. and Liberia. The initiative focuses on what observers see as three complex issues and therefore requiring an open and coherent dialogue between the two nations: agriculture and food security, energy and electricity infrastructure, and human development.
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