President Bio: Sierra Leone keen on strengthening ties with Kenya

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President Julius Maada Bio has reiterated Sierra Leone’s commitment to fostering closer bilateral ties with Kenya.

Bio, who was the Chief Guest during the 59th Madaraka Day celebration held at Uhuru Gardens Nairobi, said though Kenya and Sierra Leone underwent different historical paths, fraternal bonds between the two countries keep getting stronger.

“In each of our ways its been odious maybe not what our forefathers may have imagined. We have faced and mastered our fears and doubts. We have triumphed over adversity and we have worked hard to build just an inclusive peaceful nation on both sides of the great continents,” he said

“Kenya and Sierra Leone have stood together in war, peace and solidarity and have pursued a collective agenda that continues to deepen cooperation and bilateral relations,” he added

He noted that Sierra Leone was keen on strengthening ties with Kenya in the areas of international corporation, peace and security, wildlife, tourism, education, trade and investment.

Bio extoled President Uhuru Kenyatta for his leadership and development track record in various sectors including; healthcare, education food security, infrastructure and trade.

He also noted Uhuru’s efforts in ensuring a peaceful and united Kenya.

“One log does not make a bridge. This reminds us that for safety and strength and for reassurance we must continue to work together and make our bonds stronger,” Bio stated

“Only through interdependence and unity of purpose can we grow stronger and be more formidable as nations.”