By Abdul Karim Koroma
On the 2nd March, 2016 His Excellency Osman Keh Kamara, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa presented his letters of credentials to His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi.
Receiving Ambassador Kamara, President Pierre Nkurunziza highlighted avenues to strengthen socio-economic cooperation between Sierra Leone and Burundi and underscored the need to deepen mutually bilateral relations.
Responding Ambassador Keh Kamara congratulated Burundi on its re-election to the Peace and Security Council of the African Union and informed the President that Sierra Leone has also been elected to the said council for a term of two (2) years commencing 2016. H.E. Kamara pledged to work tirelessly to strengthen the relationship between Sierra Leone and Burundi and for the two countries to work amicably to promote regional and global peace.
Seven others countries also presented credentials namely; Austria, Australia, Denmark, Italy, Qatar, Spain and Switzerland.
The credentials ceremony saw in attendance senior Burundian Government Officials of State House and Ministry of External Relations and International Cooperation and Mr. Jonathan Las-Lamin, Counsellor at the Sierra Leone Embassy in Ethiopia who accompanied His Excellency Osman Keh Kamara.