𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐁𝐢𝐨’𝐬 𝐊𝐞𝐲𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬: 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐎𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚 𝐋𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐑𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐮𝐦 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚.

On February 29th, 2024, President Bio delivered a transformative keynote address at the Round Table Investment Forum held at the Grand Metro Park Hotel in China. The event commenced with the customary welcome of His Excellency President Bio and the First Lady, with the proceedings expertly guided by the Minister of Trade and Industry serving as the Master of Ceremonies.

The forum held a strategic focus, serving as a dynamic platform to market Sierra Leone to select investors. Beyond presentations, it provided a valuable opportunity for networking, enabling potential investors and interested parties to explore business prospects in Sierra Leone. The distinguished attendees included His Excellency and the First Lady, the Minister of Trade, Finance Minister, Minister of Higher Education, Chief Minister, representatives from Sierra Leone’s private sector, general investors, and the former Ambassador of China to Sierra Leone.

President Bio, in his address, expressed gratitude for the warm welcome and laid the foundation for Sierra Leone’s presence in the global economic landscape. He reiterated the purpose of his visit: to introduce Sierra Leone to the world in China, inviting investment back into the country. Acknowledging the hospitality ingrained in Sierra Leonean culture, he highlighted the nation’s status as the most peaceful in the region and the 47th most peaceful nation globally. Furthermore, the President emphasized Sierra Leone’s abundant resources, citing the mutual benefits derived from trade, especially with longstanding partners like China.

Crucially, President Bio underscored the enduring cordial business relationship between Sierra Leone and China, spanning over 50 years. He attributed this lasting partnership to Sierra Leone’s welcoming reception and investor-friendly Duty Tax free laws, setting the stage for continued collaboration and economic growth. The Round Table Investment Forum became a nexus for forging long-lasting business opportunities and fostering a stronger bond between Sierra Leone and China.

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Strategic Communications Division,

Office Of The First Lady,

Republic Of Sierra Leone.

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