Freetown: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
PRESIDENT KOROMA LEAVES FOR THE AFRICAN UNION (AU) SUMMIT IN ADDIS ABABA
The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has left Freetown this morning to attend the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union Summit scheduled to take place from 3rd July to 4th July, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
His Excellency the President will effectively participate in deliberations on this year’s theme, “harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in youth”.
His Excellency the President will also update his colleagues Heads of State and Government, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Committee of Ten (C-10), on the reform of the United Nations in which Africa is demanding Two Permanent Seats in the Security Council of the United Nations with all the prerogatives and privileges.
The President will also address the Sierra Leonean community in Ethiopia on governance issues and the country’s preparedness for the general elections slated for March, 2018.
President Koroma and his entourage are expected back in Freetown on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017.