Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Presidential candidate , Maada Bio , is being ridiculed in the Sultanate of Oman where he was invited by the Al Azman Group of Companies to engage in negotiations for Sierra Leone’s natural resources , though he is not the legal authority for such negotiations. While in Oman, Bio tried to act presidential by making official pronouncements about Sierra Leone’s diplomatic status with the Sultanate.He said that Sierra Leone and Oman had not yet established diplomatic relations and discussions were presently going on for both countries to share representatives.
It turned out that Maada Bio was talking nonsense because Sierra Leone had long established diplomatic relations with Oman and Ambassador Wusu Munu is Sierra Leone’s envoy accredited to Oman.
We bring you the full report of the presentation of credentials by Ambassador Munu to the Sultan of Oman.
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia presents credentials in Oman
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E Wusu B. Munu presented his Letters of Credence to His Majesty (HM) Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of the Sultanate of Oman in a colourful ceremony on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Hosn Al- Shomookh Palace.
Photo: Amb. Munu presenting credentials to H.M Sultan Qaboos Bin Said
The Ambassador was driven in a royal convoy from the Grand Hyatt Hotel to the Royal Palace, 150 kilometres outside the capital, Muscat, where he was also honoured with an official Guard of Honour.
During the ceremony, Ambassador Munu conveyed the fraternal greetings of H.E President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and his best wishes of good health and happiness to His Majesty the Sultan.
“It is a great honour for me to present to your Majesty the Letters of Credence from the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, accrediting me as a non-resident Ambassador of Sierra Leone to the Sultanate of Oman,” said Ambassador Munu.
H.E Munu wished the Omani people further progress and prosperity under His Majesty’s wise leadership. He also affirmed his keenness to develop strong relations between Sierra Leone and the Sultanate in various fields of development to serve the mutual interest of the Omani people and Sierra Leoneans.
In accepting the credentials, His Majesty welcomed H.E Wusu Munu and thanked him for his sincere wishes. His Majesty affirmed to the Ambassador that he would receive all support from the Omani government and people to enable him to carry out his duties.
The Ambassador had earlier presented a working copy of his credentials to the Omani Deputy Foreign Minister at the Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs as protocols demands.
Accompanying the Ambassador was the mission’s Information Attaché, Alhaji M.B. Jalloh and present at the ceremony were the Omani Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, the Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, the Head of the Royal Protocols, the Commander of the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) and the Military Aides of His Majesty the Sultan.
Oman is an Arab state in the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the west, Yemen to the southwest, and the United Arab Emirates to the northwest.