President Julius Maada Bio will depart Sierra Leone this afternoon, Friday 17th December 2021 for the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit in Instanbul, Turkey.

The Summit, which starts tomorrow, 18th December 2021, is expected to adopt the Turkey-Africa Partnership Joint Action Plan 2021-2026.

The Plan contains concrete actions under five strategic cooperation areas: 1) Peace, Security and Governance (2) Trade Investment and Industry (3) Education, STI skills, Youth and Women Development (4) Infrastructure Development and Agriculture; and (5) Promoting Resilient Health Systems.

H.E the President will be accompanied by the First Lady, Madam Fatima Bio. President Julius Maada Bio is expected to return to Sierra Leone on Monday 20th December, 2021.