Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has on the 21st September 2023 Met Slovenia’s President Nataša Pirc Musar as the Newest Non-Permanent Members on UN Security Council.

The met on the side-lines of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA78, as two countries getting ready to take up leadership at the United Nations Security Council.

The meeting allowed the two nations to harmonise thoughts toward confronting shared challenges and contributing to global peace, prosperity and progress. It is noted that, Slovenia and Sierra Leone will assume Non-Permanent membership of the UN Security Council for 2024-2025.

President Bio maintained that, they discussed areas of shared interests and mutually beneficial partnerships to deepen economic ties, including the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies, with a focus on good governance, gender equality, water supply, agriculture, science and high-quality education.

Sierra Leone is expected to assume the UN Security Council Presidency in August 2024. The country, voted for by 188 countries out of 193 UN member states on 6 June 2022, is returning to the Council in that category after 53 years, a demonstration of respect for the small West African nation.