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Sierra Leone News: President Koroma talks with Saudi King Salman

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on Sunday, 7th May, 2017 held official talks with his Sierra Leonean counterpart at the Al-Salam Palace in Saudi Arabia’s commercial and cosmopolitan city of Jeddah.
His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz and President Ernest Bai Koroma discussed issues on bilateral relations and cooperation between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Sierra Leone.
During the meeting, President Koroma honoured the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques with the Medal of Honour in recognition of King Salman’s efforts in promoting world peace and defending Islam.
The session was attended by the Minister of Foreign and International Cooperation, Dr. Samura W. Kamara, Finance and Economic Development Minister, Momodu Kargbo, Mines and Mineral Resources Minister, Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray, Information and Communications Minister, Mohamed Bangura, Education, Science and Technology Minister, Dr. Minkailu Bah, Sierra Leone’s Ambassador in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Alhaji M.S. Kargbo, State Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Rassie Kargbo (Mrs.) and Personal Assistant to the President, Brian Gilpin.
On Monday, 8th May, 2017, the President also met with the Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, the President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB Group) Dr. Bandar bin Mohammed bin Hamza Asaad Al Hajjar, the Director-General for the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), among others.
During the meetings, they discussed bilateral and multilateral cooperation and ways to promote them, in addition to issues of mutual interest.
The President is also scheduled to meet with the Turkish President, H.E. Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara after the completion of his Saudi visit.
Wednesday May 10, 2017.

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