Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, Professor David Francis, has led a high-level delegation to the People’s Republic of China.
The delegation which comprises the Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. David Francis, Minister of Finance, Sheku Fantamadi Bangura, and Ambassador Ernest M Ndomahina, on Tuesday, held a fruitful bilateral discussion with His Excellency Qin Gang, the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs on key strategic areas to enhance growth and development in President Bio’s second term after June 2023.
Key to the discussion was the financing models for the construction of the Lungi Bridge, an increase in trade and investment between the two countries, and investment in the agricultural sector.
In welcoming the delegation, the Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang, committed to lead, mobilize, and coordinate the needed support for the construction of the Lungi Bridge.
The delegation also engaged the China Development Bank and the China Exim Bank on government priorities on agriculture, construction of the Lungi Bridge, trade, and investment.
As the Special Envoy of His Excellency the President Dr. Julius Maada Bio, the Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, Professor Francis said that the engagement was part of President Bio’s government agenda in strengthening the long-standing bilateral relations & multilateral cooperation in areas of trade & investment & support for global peace and security between Sierra Leone & China.
From the Strategic Communications Dept.
Tower Hill, Freetown.