On 3rd February, Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone H. E. Mr. Zhao Yanbo met with Sierra Leonean President H. E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. During the meeting, they held a cordial conversation on China-Sierra Leone relations, mutually beneficial cooperation and etc.
Ambassador Zhao said that China-Sierra Leone friendship is deep-rooted. In recent years, bilateral pragmatic cooperation in various areas has achieved remarkable results, and demonstrated great potential for further cooperation.
He is willing to work closely with President Koroma to further deepen political trust and expand areas of cooperation so as to lift the bilateral relations to a new level.
President Koroma welcomed Ambassador Zhao to assume his new post and expressed gratitude to China for its generous assistance. He said that China is one of Sierra Leone's largest development partner.
He welcomed more and more Chinese companies to invest in Sierra Leone, and expressed his willingness to join hands with Ambassador Zhao to consolidate bilateral relations, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation so as to push Sierra Leone-China friendship forward.