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Sierra Leone and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Sign Cooperation Agreement
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Sierra Leone and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Sign Cooperation Agreement

Sierra Leone and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Sign Cooperation Agreement

Sierra Leone and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Sign Cooperation Agreement

By  Abubakarr S. Bah Information Attaché, Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are set to sign a cooperation agreement that would strengthen stronger bilateral relations between the two countries.

The agreement between the two countries would promote cooperation between the two nations in the areas of trade, investment, education, science, culture, tourism sports and the economy, among others.

On Tuesday, His Excellency, Dr Ibrahim Jalloh, Ambassador Extra-ordinary and Plenipotentiary paid an official visit to the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs and held a fruitful discussion with Ambassador Hassan Al-Rashid, Director of Africa. Ambassador Jalloh was accompanied by the Minister Plenipotentiary, Mr Ibrahim V. Kondo and the First Secretary, Mohamed Sulaiman Sankoh.

Key issues discussed at the meeting were:

• Cooperation in the field of Education, research, science and technology as well as increasing scholarships in support of President Dr Julius Maada Bio's Free Quality Education Programme for undergraduate students to pursue various courses;

• Cooperation in the field of culture, sports, and youth affairs through coordination of stances in international forums;

• Reciprocal allocation of land for the construction of Embassies for both countries;

• Establish a labour agreement between the two countries to enable Sierra Leoneans to live and work in Saudi Arabia.

The draft agreement is expected to be signed soon. 

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