AYV News May 18, 2023
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Professor David Francis has led a high-level delegation to the People’s Republic of China to discuss the financing models for the construction of the Lungi Bridge.
The delegation discussed increase in trade and investment between the two countries and investment in the agricultural sector and also held a bilateral discussion with His Excellency Qin Gang, the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs on key strategic areas to enhance growth and development.
Chinese Foreign Minister, Qin Gang committed to lead, mobilise and coordinate the needed support for the construction of the Lungi Bridge.
The delegation also engaged the China Development Bank and the China Exim Bank on government priorities on agriculture, construction of the Lungi Bridge, trade, and investment.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Professor Francis said the engagement was part of President Julius Maada Bio’s government agenda in strengthening the long-standing bilateral relations and multilateral cooperation in areas of trade and investment and support for global peace and security between Sierra Leone and China.