Nigeria/Sierra Leone to strengthen bilateral relations

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has expressed Nigeria's commitment to revive the Nigeria/Sierra Leone Joint Commission with a view to strengthening bilateral relations between their two countries.

The minister stated this when he met with a high-powered delegation from Sierra Leone led by Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone in Abuja.

Geoffrey Onyeama
The meeting  included discussions on the rescue of the senior Sierra Leonian diplomat who was kidnapped on the Abuja - Kaduna highway on 30 June 2016 and other matters of bilateral interest.

The Ministers exchanged views on global affairs including, notably, the reform of the United Nations Security Council which will be on the agenda of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union taking place in Kigali, Rwanda from 10 - 18 July 2016.

The Ministers took note of the current state of affairs in the Security Council reform effort and the multi-dimensional challenges in the process. 

They both underscored the need for greater solidarity among African countries in the reform effort.

The minister further expressed Nigeria's commitment to further maintain the long standing relations between Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

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