In continuing his strategic bilateral engagements with partner countries, President Julius Maada Bio has met with the Vice President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Han Zheng, on the sidelines of UNGA78.

Zheng previously served as the First Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China between 2018 and 2023, and as a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) between 2017 and 2022.

Sierra Leone has maintained long-standing diplomatic and bilateral relations with China anchored on mutual respect, trust and sustainable partnership.

The meeting provided a platform to restate the countries’ commitment to strengthening their common interests, including partnerships in infrastructure development, trade, people-to-people exchange, food and water security and sharing of knowledge and skills.