President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone on Saturday 14th January upon receiving a Moroccan Trade and Investment delegation at the Bintumani International Conference Center in Freetown stated that the visit will give new impetus to partnership between Sierra Leone and Morocco.
This visit constitutes a “turning point in relations between Sierra Leone and Morocco and represents what I would call a new beginning in our partnership,” President Koroma told the Moroccan-Sierra Leonean economic forum.
This partnership will strengthen both the bilateral ties and the economic relations between the two countries, he added noting that the visit of the Moroccan delegation to Sierra Leone will guarantee a strong partnership benefiting both parties.
The Moroccan delegation was led by chairwoman of the employers’ association (CGEM), Miriem Bensalah Cheqroun, and composed of some forty Moroccan economic operators.
Sierra Leone’s country presentation highlighting the various investment opportunities in the various sectors was done by the Chief Executive Officer Mr Raymond Gbekie of the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA), The country’s official Agency charged with the responsibility of promoting Investment and Export in the country. The forum highlighted Sierra Leone’s investment opportunities in terms of public-private partnership (health, agriculture, energy, Transport, etc.) and private-private partnership (commercial banks, insurance, economic housing, etc.).
It was also marked by cluster discussions on mining, trade, business climate, tourism, transport, energy, financial institutions, agriculture and fisheries