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Onyeama Meets Sierra Leonean Counterpart Over Rescue Of Diplomat

Posted: Jul 7, 2016 at 8:50 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chibuzor Emejor

Abuja Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Thursday, met with a high-powered delegation from Sierra Leone led by Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of Sierra Leone.

The ministers had very fruitful discussions on the rescue of the senior Sierra Leonean diplomat who was kidnapped on the Abuja – Kaduna highway on June 30, 2016 and other matters of bilateral interest.

The ministers expressed their commitment to revive the Nigeria/Sierra Leone Joint Commission with a view to strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.

They exchanged views on global affairs, notably, the reform of the United Nations Security Council which would be on the agenda of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, from July 10 – 18, 2016.

The ministers took note of the current state of affairs in the Security Council reform effort and the multi-dimensional challenges in the process.

They underscored the need for greater solidarity among African countries in the reform effort.

The meeting took place in a cordial atmosphere, which reflects the excellent longstanding relations between Nigeria and Sierra Leone.