By Foday Moriba Conteh
Parliament on Thursday 23rd July 2020 debated and ratified three agreements in light of culture, education and strengthening of diplomatic cooperation. Presenting the agreements for ratification, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Solomon Jamiru Esq, said they would foster growth by strengthening bilateral relations in the areas of culture, education and technical training for both countries.
The following agreements were ratified by Parliament: Agreement on Cultural and Artistic Cooperation Between the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone and the Government of the State of Kuwait, Dated 17th November 2019.
Parliamentarians also ratified Second Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Technical Education and Professional Training Between the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone and the Government of the State of Kuwait, Dated 17th November 2019 and
The third was the Agreement on Establishing Joint Commission for Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone and the Government of the State of Kuwait
The Opposition Whip, Hon. Hassan Sesay, who spoke on behalf of the Leader of the Opposition said the existing relationship between the two countries would now be cemented by these agreements in light of cultural exchange, education, professional training and strengthening diplomatic ties. He also extended invitation to the people of Kuwait to Sierra Leone to enhance mutual benefits.
Leader of Government Business, Hon. Mathew Nyuma said the agreements are non-controversial and they would certainly strengthen diplomatic ties for the mutual benefits of both countries. Speaking on the importance of education, which is paramount to the dispensation of the New Direction Government, he called on the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to ensure on implementation, that the agreements should benefit the citizens of Sierra Leone.