The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, has arrived in New York for the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly debate. He is accompanied by his wife, the First Lady, Mrs. Sia Koroma. Other members of the delegation include the Minister of Information and other officers of State House, the Foreign Ministry, and the First Lady’s office. The delegation was met at the airport by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Madam Zainab Hawa Bangura and Sierra Leone’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Shekou M. Touray.
Additionally, Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Bockarie Stevens, the Deputy Permanent Representative (Political Affairs) to the United Nations Ambassador Rupert S. Davies and a host of other officials at the Sierra Leone Mission were present to welcome the Presidential delegation. The replacement for the Military Adviser Lt. Col Ronnie Halston was also part of the delegation and former Military Adviser, Col. A. Fanday Turay was also present. Arrangements have been put in place for the President to hold several bilateral and multilateral meetings with development partners and attend other side events together with various Heads of states and Governments.
The President will deliver his address before the General Assembly on Thursday 24th September 2009. In another development, President Koroma is expected to meet with Sierra Leoneans working at the United Nations, and the APC party members and other Sierra Leoneans in North America.
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