President Julius Maada Bio has reiterated Sierra Leone’s commitment to improving relations between the country and Kenya.
Bio, who was the guest of honor at this year’s 59th Power celebrations at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi, said that although the two nations had different histories, relations between the two countries had improved.
“Kenya and Sierra Leone have worked together in times of war and in times of peace, and have implemented a common agenda that improves relations between the two countries,” said President Bio.
He pointed out that Sierra Leone is committed to strengthening ties in the areas of international cooperation, peace and security, wildlife, tourism, education, trade and investment.
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Bio commended President Uhuru Kenyatta for his leadership and for having a record of exemplary progress in matters of health, education, food security, infrastructure, and trade.
President Bio thanked Kenya for being part of the UN peacekeeping force that helped Sierra Leone win the war against the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) under Foday Sanko.
He also commended doctors and nurses from across the country for helping to control the Ebola epidemic that was threatening to wipe out the country’s citizens.