Vice President Biden will join Obama in hosting Prince Charles and the Duchess in the Oval Office, according to the White House. While in Washington the royals will also visit Mt. Vernon, the Armed Forces Retirement Home, and the National Archives, where the Prince of Wales will mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.
Next Friday, the president will host Sirleaf at the White House to discuss issues ranging from containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to the promotion of economic development in the region.
"Sirleaf’s visit comes at a time of critical cooperation between the United States and Liberia," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. "As President Obama announced last week, the United States is moving to the next phase of its Ebola response, which will be characterized by an intensive effort to reach zero Ebola cases in West Africa."
Sirleaf had to cancel a visit to Washington last summer during the U.S-African Leaders Summit as the deadly virus raged in her country, and made a personal appeal to Obama to ramp up U.S. efforts there to address the outbreak.
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, a key Mideast ally, will meet with the president at the White House on February 24. Last year, Obama thanked Qatar's leader for his help in negotiating the release of Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl, held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for nearly five years.