By Mohamed B. Kallon Information Attaché
Sierra Leone Embassy Cairo Email:firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
As a follow up to the visit of the Sierra Leonean Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Prof. David Francis in Cairo from 23-26 August 2021, the AL-Hewar Center for Political and Media Studies for the African Continent in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Cairo organized a seminar on the theme: “EGYPT AND SIERRA LEONE DIPLOMATIC AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION DÉTENTE”.
Ghada Fouad, Head of the African Studies Unit of AL-Hewar Center for Political and Media Studies shared information on relevant issues relating to investment and bilateral relationship between the Republic of Sierra Leone and the Arab Republic of Egypt.
During the seminar, power point presentation was made by Mr. Samuel Alie Kargbo and Mohamed B. Kallon with their focus on thematic issues bordering on Sierra Leone’s investment potentials.
Making his presentation, Samuel Alie Kargbo took his audience through the bilateral relations between Egypt and Sierra Leone and investment potentials in Sierra Leone ranging from education, agriculture, fisheries, mineral resources, energy and infrastructure. This presentation was followed by a question and answer session.
The second presentation which was made by Mr. Mohamed B. Kallon concentrated on Bilateral Relations between Sierra Leone and Egypt, cooperation in peace keeping operations and cooperation on international level for the pursuance of African interest.
The discussion further looked at future perspective of the Sierra Leone Egyptian cooperation taking into full context Education and capacity Building.
Other speakers at the ceremony were Professor Sama, an Economics and policy Analyst at the African Studies Division at the Cairo University, Ambassador Mohamed Abdul Ghaffer of the Pan African Movement, Mahmoud from El-Haram Newspaper and Tainam Labs, a representative of a conglomerate of companies in Cairo.
The seminar was an extremely important platform on which the Counselor/Head of Chancery Samuel Alie Kargbo showcase the ambition of the Embassy to market Sierra Leone’s investment potentials and encouraged investors present that the country is on the trajectory of recovery with readiness to attract investment and funding for business and planned infrastructural projects.
“Sierra Leone is on the road to recovery and the government is encouraging the private sector to support the economy,” Mr. Kargbo said. Both parties agreed to further engage and propose a meeting at an agreed date in preparation for the production of investment brochure on potentials in Sierra Leone. The Embassy extended invitation to the center for collaboration. Investors committed to visit Sierra Leone and requested for a trade fair that can attract Egyptian and international investors.