The Ministry of Information and Civic Education has released the official memo inviting President Julius Maada Bio to the ICC in The Hague.

The Ministry’s Strategic Communications Unit shared the letter in a tweet on Thursday, August 24. The official memo indicated that the purpose of the meeting is to discuss Sierra Leone’s position as a non-permanent member in the UN Security Council.

If the request is granted, Bio would hold bi-lateral talks with President of the ICC, Karim Khan on the role of Sierra Leone in contributing to global peace.

Minister Bah’s confirmation of the memo came hours after it was being rumoured that the President has been invited to The Hague. The rumour, however, was focused on issues related to human rights violations that could have been committed by Bio’s administration.

Meanwhile, Presidential Spokesman, Solomon Jamiru said the invitation by the ICC “Sierra Leone now has a voice at the highest level of world politics”.