President Koroma Arrives in Benin on First State Visit
His Excellency, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma arrived in Cotonou, Benin on Tuesday 15th July on a one-day state visit as the guest of the President of the Republic of Benin, Boni Yayi.
The President was also honoured with a military parade and cultural display.
President Koroma’s entourage includes the Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Samura Kamara, Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Alpha Kanu, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Dr Minkailu Bah, Minister of Trade and
Whilst in Benin, President Koroma will also go on a conducted tour of the Port of Cotonou (PAC) and the Songhai Project of Porto Novo. There will also be a working session between other members of the Sierra Leone delegation and members of the Benin government.
The two Heads of State will further have a tete-a-tete shortly before signing and reading of a Communique as an outcome of the visit.
The visit would prove instrumental in further solidifying the already close and cordial relations between Sierra Leone and Benin, said President Koroma, adding that there is a lot the two countries can learn from each other.
He also noted that Africa is the new destination and the continent of the future, saying that the greatest potential is now in Africa in the mineral, energy, agriculture, tourism and other sectors.
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