Romania is a country in South-Eastern Europe that will be celebrating its 100th year Independent Anniversary on December 1, 2018. Romania, a country inhabited by three regions from ancient times – Transylvania, Bessarabia and Bukovina joined the Romanian Kingdom in 1918.
In his statement, Dr. Alie Kabba congratulated the Government and people of the Republic of Lebanon on their national day celebration. He described the relationship between Lebanon and Sierra Leone as one which is adorned with history dating back to the 19th century with the arrival of Maronite Christians and the Shia Muslims in the early 20th century.
Dr. Alie Kabba-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Thursday 22nd November, 2018 called on the Russia Ambassador to Sierra Leone to bring investors to Sierra Leone. He appealed to the Ambassador to lure investors to come and invest in the country, adding that Sierra Leone has a conducive business environment that will make businesses grow and boost the economy. Dr. Kabba maintained that investments by Russians in Sierra Leone will strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries. He informed the Ambassador on discussion he has held with President Julius Maada Bio on the relationship between Sierra Leone and Russia, describing Russia as a major player in the international system. The meeting took place in the office of the Minister, Tower Hill in Freetown.
The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mrs. Nimatulai Bah-Chang has assured the German delegation of her Ministry’s readiness to fast track the process leading to the signing of the Inter-Governmental Agreement. She made the statement during a familiarization visit of the delegation in her Tower Hill Office in Freetown on Wednesday 14th November, 2018. Mrs. Bah-Chang said that fast-tracking the signing of the Agreement will demonstrate commitment on the part of the Government of Sierra Leone. “We are ready to show our cooperation on issues of development in line with the New Direction campaign Manifesto” she emphasized. The Acting Minister pleaded with the German Team to look into the issuance of Shenge Visa by opening an office in Freetown that receives Visa application instead of travelling to Ghana to get Shenge Visa constituting an extra financial burden on Sierra Leoneans.
The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mrs. Nimatulai Bah-Chang has called on the United Nations Family to look into the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report for the implementation of its Recommendation. She said the baseline for sustainable peace in Sierra Leone is the implementation of that Report, which she believes if implemented will contribute to structural development in the country. Mrs. Bah-Chang told the UN family that Sierra Leone will progress better with the establishment of institutional structures that deal with right issues, she therefore encouraged the UN Family especially the United Nations Development Programmes to support women empowerment particularly women opting to contest elections.
The France Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Guinea Jean-Marc Grosgurin on Wednesday 14th November, 2018 updated the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mrs. Nimatulai Bah-Chang on plans of the French Government for Sierra Leone. The Ambassador told the Acting Minster that his Government intends to invest in the areas of military, agriculture, mining and banking with the view of boosting the cooperation between the two countries. He said strengthening cooperation with the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) naval wing and the Ministry of Marine Resources will lead to the control of illegal fishing on Sierra Leone waters.
Mrs. Nimatulai Bah-Chang-Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has made passionate appeal for capacity building of public officers working for the Government of Sierra Leone. She made the appeal to Mr. Neil Victor Jarvis Section Head for Africa Division, Department of Technical Cooperation at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) during a visit to the Minister at her office, Tower Hill in Freetown on Tuesday 13th November, 2018. She told the IAEA Expert that training the staff of various Ministries, Departments and agencies is of essence, adding that the training will help to sustain the radiotherapy facility the Energy Agency is working with the Government of Sierra Leone to build.
Pope and Patriach Theodoros II accompanied by the Ambassador of Egypt to Sierra Leone, Ambassador Maher Almahdy visited the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at his Tower Hill Office in Freetown.
Brazilian Ambassador His Excellency Kaiser Araujo has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. Alie Kabba at his Tower Hill Office in Freetown.