Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio and his delegation arrived in Freetown on Monday morning after a weeklong engagement in the United States where they participated in the United Nations General Assembly and other international engagements. 

It would be recalled that President Bio, on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, departed for New York, United States where he attended the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 78) under the theme, ‘Rebuilding trust and reigniting global solidarity: Accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability for all.’

On the sidelines of the President’s visit to the United States, Bio also held other engagements including meetings with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva; The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Asad Ahmad Khan KC and the CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Alice Albright.

On Friday, September 15, Bio was a guest speaker at the American University in Washington where he gave a public lecture titled “Building a Prosperous and Secured Future through Human Capital Development – the Sierra Leone Example.” After the lecture, the President gave a remark during the Q&A session accusing the United States of pressuring him to interfere in his country’s June 24 election count.

As part of his other activities, the President while accompanied by his family and other delegates paid a visit to his mother’s graveside in the USA.