Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Commissions First Overseas Service Academy, Says the Constructing Is One other Testomony to Mutual Cooperation with China

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Commissions First Foreign Service Academy, Says the Building Is Another Testament to Mutual Cooperation with China

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His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio has formally commissioned the Sierra Leone Overseas Service Academy, saying it’s one other testomony to the mutual cooperation, shared imaginative and prescient and ever-deepening relations with the Authorities of the Folks’s Republic of China.

He additionally conveyed his honest gratitude to the Chinese language President, Xi Jinping, for his authorities’s generosity and dedication to supporting his nation’s sustainable improvement and socioeconomic transformation.

“This strategic partnership continues to forge nearer financial ties, deepen cooperation, and help my authorities’s imaginative and prescient for growing key development sectors, together with well being, agriculture, schooling, infrastructure, and protection, and constructing a resilient economic system.

“With President Xi Jinping’s and his authorities’s help, we’ve got registered important progress in every of these sectors,” President Bio acknowledged.

The President additional knowledgeable that over the previous 4 and a half years his authorities’s predominant international coverage focus concerned strengthening exterior relations for integration, including that his New Path Agenda promoted worldwide cooperation constructed on mutual respect, mutual belief, and mutual profit with strategic companions.

“We’ve strategically rebranded our nice nation and repositioned it with satisfaction locally of countries via proactive, constructive, and productive engagements with the world. A vital coverage motion to strengthen worldwide cooperation outlined in my authorities’s Medium-Time period Nationwide Improvement Plan was establishing a Overseas Service Academy to coach and produce profession diplomats for world engagement,” he recalled.

President Bio famous that the Overseas Service Academy would allow the nation to solidify its efforts in selling the nation’s international coverage and strengthening cooperation with regional and worldwide companions.

“We’ll concentrate on upskilling and reskilling the prevailing international service workforce via the Overseas Service Academy. Additionally, the Academy will recruit and practice a devoted cadre {of professional} profession diplomats that will likely be globally aggressive in our ever-changing world,” he mentioned.

Chinese language Ambassador, His Excellency Wang Qing, mentioned it was an excellent pleasure for him to attend the operate in his capability as the brand new Chinese language Ambassador to Sierra Leone.

He thanked President Bio for accepting his letter of credence, expressing how comfortable he was to see that the relentless efforts of the 2 international locations had led to the development and handing over of the constructing as a Christmas and New Yr reward from the Folks’s Republic of China to Sierra Leone.

“Capability constructing is crucial to constructing our nations. I hope and consider that this academy will turn out to be Sierra Leone’s cradle of diplomats, with extra profession diplomats on this nation and in Africa. I need to specific my honest appreciation to the Sierra Leone authorities on your belief and cooperation on this challenge.

“Because the institution of diplomatic relations 52 years in the past, China and Sierra Leone have at all times been good pals, good brothers, and good companions We deal with one another as equals and cooperate for mutual advantages and customary improvement,” he mentioned.

The Chinese language Ambassador reassured that whereas Sierra Leone was making progress below the New Path agenda, the Chinese language New Journey would current extra alternatives for his or her bilateral cooperation.

“Below the strategic steering of His Excellency President Xi Jinping and Your Excellency, Julius Maada Bio, we’re certain that China-Sierra Leone relations can have a extra shining and promising future,” he ended.

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