Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has departed New York for Freetown on Sunday evening after a weeklong engagement in the United States. 

He wrote, “As I depart New York after a week of valuable engagements at UNGA78, I’m confident that the seeds for sustainable economic growth and development in Sierra Leone have been sown through the various strategic bilateral engagements.

“From bilateral to diplomatic meetings, one thing was clear: #SierraLeone is set to take its rightful place in the Comity of Nations.

“We are also poised to assume membership in the United Nations Security Council for 2024-2025 to contribute to shaping a more peaceful and prosperous world for all ~ rebuilding trust and promoting global solidarity.

“I look to the future with much optimism, knowing that the journey towards fulfilling our promise to improve the quality of life of our people is contained in the BIG 5 Priority National Development Agenda of my Government.

“Together, we will build back better.”