The Minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation of The
Republic of Sierra Leone Dr. Samura Kamara paid a courtesy call on the Minister of state for
foreign affairs in UAE, Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash to discuss
bilateral issues relating to the excellent relations existing between
the UAE and Sierra Leone in the presence of Abdulah Bin
Abood Alnaqbi, deputy of the department of Africa affairs.
The high level delegation from Sierra Leone comprised Dr. Samura
Kamara, minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation,
Siray Alpha Timbo ambassador designate of Sierra Leone to UAE, Bahige
Annan , consul general of Sierra Leone in Dubai, UAE and
Eric Gamanga, director Asia and ME Affairs in the ministry of foreign
affairs and international cooperation
In furtherance of concertizing the longstanding bilateral relations, a
wide range of issues were discussed relating to trade and investment
in both the private and public sectors, economic and technical
cooperation in the fields of infrastructure developments, like roads,
the recently awarded IRENA/ADFD “Solar Park Freetown Project”, water
resource management, human resource development and above all the
establishment of a full diplomatic mission in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The Minister Dr. Samura Kamara expressed appreciation for
the excellent work in the past 6 years that was successfully carried
out by Bahige Annan – Consul General of Sierra Leone in Dubai, UAE in
collaboration with Mr. Siray Alpha Timbo
who served as the Special Envoy of H.E. The President to UAE and GCC
which has successfully led to the present status wherein we are now
finalizing the establishment of The Sierra Leone Embassy in Abu
Kamara also thanked the government of UAE for successfully hosting the
Abu Dhabi ASCENTmeeting in preparation for the climate summit to be
held in September 23, 2014 in New York.
The special two-day climate meeting hosted by the UN and the UAE
called the “Abu Dhabi Ascent” brought ministers as well as business,
finance, and civil society leaders together to exchange views on the effects of climate change.
They developed a range of proposals for action and determined how
their countries, businesses and organizations may become more involved
in various initiatives so that partnerships can be broadened and
deepened to deliver concrete action at the UN Climate Summit in
September, in NewYork.
UAE minister Dr. Anwar Gargash expressed appreciation for
the courtesy call paid by Dr. Samura Kamara and his delegation and
assured him of continued support and cooperation between both
countries. He urged Sierra Leone and the UAE to develop their
bilateral mega relations.
In that respect, he hoped the bauxite mining project that is currently
under consideration by the two countries will be concluded soon. He
also expressed the need for broader cooperation in the other sectors including agribusiness and fisheries.