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.
The aim of the visit was to brief the Minister on the need to develop new project and to further the cooperation between the two countries. The Ambassador said that his country wants to rekindle the relationship between Sierra Leone and Brazil. “My country wants to provide a digital financing for Bank of Sierra Leone and also to get cooperation within the security and defense for Presidential security training and this project has been approved in Brazil and it will be implemented in 2020,” He said. H.E Kaiser Araujo furthered that His Government is interested in Peace Keeping since it adds value for democracy, stressing that his government has a full fledge Peace Keeping Training Center in RIO. Ambassador Kaiser informed the Minister about discussion held with his Government on the need for Sierra Leone to benefit from the project in the shortest possible time. The Brazilian Representative concluded by intimating Dr. Kabba on the three agreements that have been ratified by the Brazilian government whilst waiting for Sierra Leone Government to do the same. One of these agreements is Visa Extensions on diplomatic service passport which would help the Ministry’s staff when they want to go to Brazil.
Dr. Kabba lauded the support of the Brazilian Government to the people of Sierra Leone in enhancing humanitarian assistance and peacebuilding. He further dilated on the long-standing bilateral relationship between the Republic of Sierra Leone and Brazil. Dr. Kaaba on behalf of His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio and the people of Sierra Leone expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to the Brazilian Ambassador and vows to get back to the Ambassador for the ratification of the three agreements within one month. “As a government, we want to extend our global footprint and we are very much interested in rekindling the relationship again,” said Dr. Kabba.