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Tuesday 19 November 2019

President of Sierra Leone Commends HM the King's Leadership in Promoting South-South and Inter-African Cooperation

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President of Sierra Leone Commends HM the King's Leadership in Promoting South-South and Inter-African Cooperation

President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, commended on Monday the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI in promoting South-South and inter-African cooperation.

In a statement, the Presidency of the Republic of Sierra Leone said that during his speech at the 12th edition of the MEDays forum, organized in Tangier under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, Mr. Maada Bio expressed his thanks to the Sovereign for the hospitality and warm welcome extended to him and to the members of his delegation during his visit to the Kingdom (14-17 November).

The Sierra Leonean President was the main speaker at the closing ceremony of the Forum held under the theme "Global crisis of trust: dealing with uncertainties and subversion".

The First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ms. Fatima Maada Bio, also spoke at the women's emancipation debate held on the theme: "African women: no gender balance, no development?", the source added.

On the sidelines of his participation in the MEDays forum, Mr. Maada Bio held talks with several Moroccan senior officials and foreign delegations, it said.

The statement recalls that last August, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone, Ms. Nabeela Tunis, reiterated, in a joint statement signed in Rabat, the "continued support" of her country to the Kingdom's territorial integrity, while welcoming "the efforts made by Morocco, through the autonomy plan, to achieve a political and peaceful solution to the Sahara issue".

Tunis also expressed Sierra Leone's "strong support" for the role of the United Nations as the "exclusive framework" for the process aimed at reaching a final settlement of the conflict over the Sahara, the statement said.

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