In efforts to enhance both economic and social development in Sierra Leone, President Dr. Julius Maada Bio, on Monday 30th May, 2022 during his state visit to Kenya, successfully signed bilateral agreements with the Kenyan Government to bolster existing relations.
Engagement during the bilateral engagement with His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta focused on enhancing trade relations and promoting investment in efforts to boost engagement in these areas.
Other areas of focus also included political and diplomatic consultations, wildlife conservation and tourism development, culture and arts, gender equality and women empowerment and youth affairs.
The signing of the Joint Commission for Cooperation and aforementioned Memoranda was presided over by both Heads of State, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Professor David J. Francis, also present.
Comprehensively, President Bio’s State Visit to Kenya has yielded the most desired fruits of the willingness of large business communities to invest in Sierra Leone in the very near future; also, that the State Visit triggered the opportunity of opening the foreign markets and reduce trade barriers between Sierra Leone and Kenya. What that means in real time is that: Sierra Leone’s domestic trade would grow faster, innovate and improve productivity, and provide higher income and more opportunities to the people within the shortest possible time.