The two-day working visit is an interactive session between the delegation from Sierra Leone headed by President Koroma and Dr Samura Kamara in a Town Hall meeting with Sierra Leoneans in Belgium, France and Holland.
Sierra Leone Foreign Minister who also doubles as the presidential candidate for the APC party Dr Samura Kamara is expected to have an intensive political, economic and social discussions with the Sierra Leonean community in that part of the world.
On that occasion, Dr. Samura Kamara is further expected to be opportune to dialogue with international donor partners and diplomats on his political thrills and the need for the international community to continue it supports to Sierra Leone.
Reports say Dr. Samura Kamara has enjoyed unflinching recognition and support from the international community as a result of his local and international track records of taintless character and rich economic, social and political pedigree.
While in Brussels, it is scheduled that His Excellency the President will hold high-level bilateral discussions with the Secretary General of the ACP Dr. Patrick I. Gomes to discuss on leveraging the strength of the ACP to be more effective in global governance institutions, sustainable development, peace, security and stability, and the country’s preparedness for the multitier general elections slated for March, 2018.
This will be followed by an engagement with the ACP Ambassadors on matters relating to the future role of the ACP in the multilateral system and its engagement with partners. The ACP discussion paper: ‘Towards the ACP we want’ which Sierra Leone is actively seized with, will form the basis of the discussion.
The President will also hold talks with the European Council (EC) on a wide range of issues including democracy, good governance, human rights, political inclusion, and social and human development.
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) comprises seventy-nine (79) countries from across the three geographic regions of African, Caribbean and Pacific that are signatories to the Georgetown Agreement of 1975 which established the Partnership Agreement between the ACP and the European Union, officially called the “ACP-EC Partnership Agreement” or the “Cotonou Agreement”.
Part of the aims and objectives of the Group include the sustainable development of its Member-States and their gradual integration into the global economy with a view of reducing poverty and establishing a new, fairer, and more equitable world order.
President Koroma will end his visit with an engagement with Sierra Leoneans and friends of Sierra Leone in France, The Netherlands and Belgium in a town hall meeting in Brussels.
His Excellency and his delegation are expected back in Freetown tomorrow Wednesday, November 1st, 2017.