The Government of Sierra Leone has sent a delegation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to explore new investments and partnerships in strategic sectors such as Bauxite, Alumina and Iron Ore in the Republic of Sierra Leone.

The delegation is headed by the Honorable Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources Hon Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray, accompanied by H.E. Mr Siray Alpha Timbo, Ambassador designate to the UAE, and coordinated by  Mr. Bahige Annan – Consul General of Sierra Leone in Dubai, UAE and Mr. Filip Matwin of Royal Group had meetings with Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based strategic investment and development company.

“Mubadala is a potential strategic Mining partner for the Republic of Sierra Leone and we are very pleased to initiate talks in this direction. We look forward to working towards a successful partnership with Mubadala in the Mining sector, which is highly strategic for Sierra Leone and our bilateral economic cooperation particularly for the development of our economy,” said Mansaray.

“This initiative is in line with the government of the Republic of Sierra Leone’s Agenda for Prosperity as it addressees new opportunities for our people. The avowed commitment of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is to ensure that partnership in our natural resources benefits the people of Sierra Leone. Therefore the need for a broader and growing cooperation between the Republic of Sierra Leone and the United Arab Emirates cannot be underestimated.

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