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Turkish Ambassador Pays Follow-up visit to IGP on PIKM Regulation

Turkish Ambassador Pays Follow-up visit to IGP on PIKM Regulation By Kembay Police Headquarters George Street Freetown, Wednesday 28th February, 2024 Her Excellency the Turkish Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Madam Sibel Erkan has visited the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. William Fayia Sellu to know the SLP stands on the Police Coordination and Cooperation Center (PIKM), ahead of the 5-6 May and 15-17 July, 2024 OIC meetings in Banju and Yaounde respectively.  In her presentations, Her Excellency Madam Erkan discloses that, her visit was to know if the SLP is interested in being part of the Police Coordination and Cooperation Center (PIKM) establishment following the 13th Summit  heads of States and Government of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The PIKM she went on to explained would be established to combat terrorism, extremism, organised crime and to strengthen capacities of PIKM members states.  "For the Center to become op

Sierra Leone's government inks lucrative deals with Vietnam.

According to Statehouse Communications Team.

President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone meets with President Xuan Phuc, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, and Fisheries sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio met with President Nguyen Xuan Phuc of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and witnessed the signing of Memorandums of Understanding with key ministries in the Southeast Asian country.

After signing and exchanging agreement pledges with their counterparts, President Bio met with the country's Prime Minister, Phm Minh Chnh, and subsequently performed a wreath-laying ceremony at the late Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and the Monument of Heroes and Martyrs.

The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Abu Bakar Karim, and the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for the promotion and protection of investments, as well as a Scientific and Technical Cooperation Agreement.

When they met at the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2021, the Vietnamese President issued an invitation to President Bio, praising his capacity to maintain political and social peace in the resource-rich West African country.

Because of their strong and expanding bilateral links, the Vietnamese President observed, their relationship with other African countries had been stronger than it had been, resulting in more investments and development in other African countries.

He thanked President Bio and his delegation for coming to his country, saying that it would not only strengthen their already promising bilateral relations, but also allow for more exchange of ideas and experiences with the world's second-largest rice exporter, which generates billions of dollars each year.

In his response, President Bio praised President Phuc for the warm welcome he and his government officials received, noting that his Foreign Affairs Minister had maintained constant contact with Vietnamese authorities since their meeting last year on the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
President Bio went on to say that his New Direction government had prioritized human capital development, with an emphasis on Free Quality Education, which had already benefited two million children, as well as healthcare and agriculture.


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