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European Union praises Sierra Leone for bold reforms

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European Union praises Sierra Leone for bold reforms


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The European Union (EU) has commended Sierra Leone for the bold reforms that the country has undertaken, focusing on the abolition of the death penalty, repeal of the seditious libel law and the GEWE law.

President of the European Union Council, Charles Michel reassured President Dr. Julius Maada Bio of the European Union’s support to the development aspirations of Sierra Leone.

On his part, President Bio thanked President Charles Michel for the invitation adding that the visit underscored the excellent bilateral relations between European Union and Sierra Leone.

He highlighted the preparations for the forthcoming elections and stated that Government had financed about 60% of the EC-SL budget.

During the meeting, President Michel and President Bio also discussed the regional security relating to the Sahel region.

President Bio has been in Brussels on the invitation of the President of the European Union Council Charles Michel.

During his visit, President Bio had excellent bilateral meetings with senior officials of the EU including the EC Vice President Josep Borrell and EU Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen.

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