Russian foreign minister talks about bilateral relations with Sierra Leone counterpart

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov recently hosted his Sierra Leone colleague, Timothy Kabba, in Moscow for talks aimed at strengthening bilateral relations.

During the meeting, Kabba congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection victory and subsequent inauguration.

“Today, I am delighted to be here to help develop and improve our countries’ cooperation. And I’d like to congratulate President Vladimir Putin on his confident victory and inauguration today, and I wish him and the Russian people continued success.”

Lavrov described Sierra Leone as Russia’s long-term and dependable African partner. He highlighted plans to broaden diplomatic outreach by establishing additional embassies on the African continent, with Freetown as a top target for this year. Lavrov underlined the necessity of putting decisions into action and demonstrated aggressive measures toward this goal.

“We intend to open new diplomatic missions on the African continent, notably in Freetown. In Freetown, we aim to complete it this year, by the end of the year. All of the required decisions have been made; all that remains is to implement them, which is a practical challenge that we are working on.

Furthermore, the Russian minister mentioned potential partnership in peaceful nuclear energy. This includes conversations about the possibility of building a nuclear power facility in Sierra Leone.

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