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Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leone deepens ties with Japan

The Japanese Ambassador to Sierra Leone resident in Ghana, Tustomu Himeno last week held discussions with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Alie Kabba at his Tower Hill Office in Freetown to strengthening the existing ties between Sierra Leone and Japan both at the bilateral and multilateral levels. Ambassador Himeno congratulated President Julius Maada Bio and the ‘New Direction’ Government as its clocks one year in office adding that he was pleased to be part of the Inter-faith thanksgiving service marking the first year anniversary, which was held at the State House Lawn, on Thursday 4 April 2019. He said Japan and Sierra Leone relationship is going to be broadened and deepened as his country will continue to support the Government and people of Sierra Leone. He thanked President Julius Maada Bio for accepting the invite to attend the TICAD Summit and Minister Alie Kabba for participating in the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Ministerial meeting in Japan last year. Welcoming the Ambassador, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Alie Kabba stated that they valued the bilateral relations between Sierra Leone and Japan and that, they are very much cognizant of the fact that the existing bilateral relationship is becoming stronger and has definitely achieved many significant outcomes. He expressed hope of engaging the Ambassador on some of the key areas to be discussed in the next coming TICAD Heads of states meeting and also mapped out strategies to further deepen the bonds between Sierra Leone and Japan. Alie Kabba affirmed that they are looking forward to strengthen the existing bilateral ties between the two countries as both countries had a shared history of supporting the core priorities that have had direct impact on the quality of life of their peoples. He added that the next deliberations with Ambassador Tustonu Himeno will serve as an opportunity to see how they can work together towards achieving peace and security in the world as a whole.


By Saidu Bah

Monday April 08, 2019.

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