By Pa John Baimba Sesay, Information Attaché, Sierra Leone Embassy, Beijing, China.
The Dean of ECOWAS Ambassadors in the People’s Republic of China has assured Sierra Leone’s new Ambassador to China, Abu Bakarr Multi-Kamara of their unflinching support to him and promised to share with him the challenges as well as the successes he will score in his new job.
Ambassador Julio Morais from Cape Verde spoke on Tuesday, 24th April in the presence of other African Ambassadors, whilst welcoming Ambassador Multi-Kamara to Beijing the capital of the People’s Republic of China.
Ambassador Julio Morais told Ambassador Multi-Kamara that he is welcome in Beijing “with open hands …”and that as Africans, he should feel free to always call on his colleagues, “because our houses are always open.” He wished him god health, prosperity and success in his new position. He stated that as Africans, they are happy to welcome him to Beijing.
In his response, Ambassador Multi-Kamara stated that he was humbled and grateful for the honour given him by his colleague African Ambassadors. Ambassador Multi-Kamara also spoke of his anticipation to be part of the African agenda to strengthen the ties between the African continent and China.
He opined that with the support and guidance of his colleague African Ambassadors in the People’s Republic of China, he is sure of restoring the confidence between Sierra Leone and China and that he is in Beijing to also “learn ways that we could strengthen those ties…”
Ambassador Multi-Kamara also informed his colleagues that Sierra Leone under the dynamic leadership of President Ernest Bai Koroma is going through exceptional changes as contained in the country’s Agenda for Change’ maintaining that because of the hard work of President Koroma, Sierra Leone is now on the verge of moving to what he referred to the ‘Agenda for prosperity.’
Sierra Leone’s Embassy in China is accredited to a number of countries in South East Asia and the Pacific Region, including Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, India and Australia.