President Dr. Julius Maada Bio received letters of credence from the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Alexey Popov, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Liberia to the Republic of Sierra Leone, Her Excellency Madam Angie Lavela von Ballmoos.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Timothy Musa Kabba, introduced the ambassadors-designate to the Republic of Sierra Leone to His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio. The incoming ambassadors officially presented their letters of credence and the letters of recall of their predecessors to the President.

President Julius Maada Bio congratulated the new heads of missions in Sierra Leone on their appointments and warmly welcomed them on behalf of his government and the people. He assured them of peace and stability while expressing optimism that, with their presence, the bilateral relationships between Sierra Leone and their respective countries would be strengthened.

President Bio thanked the ambassadors and expressed his delight in receiving them, highlighting his government’s eagerness to enhance bilateral relationships with the Russian Federation and the Republic of Liberia. He emphasized Sierra Leone’s flagship program in agriculture and expressed interest in cooperation with the Russian Federation in that field.

Furthermore, President Bio assured the Republic of Liberia of Sierra Leone’s enduring fraternal ties, expressing anticipation for a robust and mutually beneficial bilateral relationship.

The Ambassadors conveyed their gratitude and appreciation to President Bio for the warm welcome and reception, expressing their honor in presenting their letters of credence. They expressed their commitment to representing their countries effectively in Sierra Leone.

President Julius Maada Bio proposed a toast to a flourishing bilateral relationship between Sierra Leone, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Liberia.

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