Qatar signs deals with Sierra Leone

 06 Feb 2018 - 7:48

Qatar signs deals with Sierra Leone
Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani holds official talks with the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, at the Emiri Diwan, yesterday.

The Peninsula

DOHA: Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held a session of official talks with the President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, at the Emiri Diwan yesterday. 

At the beginning of the talks session, the Emir stressed that the visit will enhance the existing cooperative relations between the two countries. During the talks, the two leaders discussed a number of regional and international issues of common concern and means of enhancing cooperation and relations between the two countries and the prospects for strengthening them in various fields especially in economy, trade, agriculture and tourism.

The visiting President, who was accorded an official reception at the Emiri Diwan, expressed his hope that the visit will further develop relations between the two countries to include various fields. He also expressed his sincere thanks to the Emir for the humanitarian, medical and relief assistance provided by Qatar when Sierra Leone was hit by floods and the outbreak of Ebola epidemic. The Emir and the visiting President also witnessed signing of a number of agreements andmemoranda of understanding between both countries.

Both the sides witnessed the signing of an agreement on encouraging and protecting mutual investments, an agreement on economical, trade and technical cooperation and an agreement on air services between the governments of the two countries. 

They also witnessed an MoU on cooperation in the cultural field, an MoU between the foreign ministries of both countries on procedures for political consultations on issues of common concern and an MoU on cooperation in the field of youth and sports. The signing ceremony was attended by Their Excellencies the ministers. 

From the Sierra Leonean side, it was attended by members of the official delegation accompanying the President.

The Emir also hosted a luncheon banquet in the honour of the President and his delegation before their departure, yesterday. The banquet was attended by a number of Their Excellencies the ministers.

 

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