Vice President Engages with EU Officials on Sierra Leone’s Development in Brussels

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By Amin Kef (Ranger)

The Honourable Vice President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, embarked on a two-day working visit to Brussels from July 1-2, 2024.

During his stay, he engaged with former colleagues at the European Union, the International Crisis Group and the United Nations. His visit focused on strengthening the relationship between Sierra Leone and the EU.

The Vice President was warmly welcomed by Emir Kir, Mayor of Saint Josse, and his Deputy, Ms. Doran Ilunga, both prominent Belgian politicians.

Concluding his visit, Vice President Juldeh Jalloh held significant discussions with Stefano Sannino, Secretary-General of the European External Action Service of the European Union, along with other EU officials. They covered a range of topics including recent developments in Sierra Leone and West Africa. The Vice President emphasized President Julius Maada Bio’s commitment to fostering national cohesion, development and regional stability initiatives.

He also expressed gratitude to Secretary-General Sannino for the fruitful discussions and thanked Mayor Emir Kir and Deputy Mayor Dorah Ilunga for their warm welcome to Brussels.

The discussions also highlighted economic opportunities, political stability and West Africa’s engagement with the Sahel and ECOWAS. Vice President Juldeh Jalloh welcomed the release of the Report of Electoral System Review and commended Sierra Leone’s work at the United Nations Security Council.

Through these engagements, the Vice President reiterated President Bio’s commitment to leveraging Sierra Leone’s position at the UN Security Council to promote stability initiatives in the Sahel region.


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