By Amin Kef-Ranger
Professor David John Francis, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on the19th July 2022 held a successful bilateral telephone conversation with his counterpart, His Excellency Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.
The two Foreign Ministers expressed satisfaction with the credible, special and longstanding relationship between their respective countries.
The conversation also focused on trade and investment of mutual interest to both countries. In that regard, Professor Francis presented Sierra Leone as the land of investment opportunities in the mining, infrastructure, agriculture and marine resources sectors for Chinese investment.
His Excellency Wang Yi commended His Excellency, Brig. Gen. (Rtd.) President Dr. Julius Maada Bio for his quality State leadership. Further to that, he confirmed China’s in-principle commitment to support Sierra Leone’s bid for the UNSC in the non-permanent category. He emphasized the need for China and Sierra Leone to support each other at all times for the maintenance of international peace and security on the global stage.