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Reading: Sierra Leone’s UN Ambassador Showcases Country’s Progress and Promising Future in Productive Meeting
Reading: Sierra Leone’s UN Ambassador Showcases Country’s Progress and Promising Future in Productive Meeting

Sierra Leone’s UN Ambassador Showcases Country’s Progress and Promising Future in Productive Meeting

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Sierra Leone’s Ambassador and PR to the United Nations, Michael Imran Kanu, recently shared a tweet highlighting his productive meeting with the Deputy Secretary-General of G7 Plus, H.E. Mr. Habibmayar. The discussion centered around Sierra Leone’s role as Chair of the intergovernmental organization and its commendable leadership in achieving significant milestones.

During the meeting, Ambassador Kanu highlighted President Bio’s excellent engagements, including delivering the first group statement at the SDG Summit plenary. This showcased Sierra Leone’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and its dedication to global cooperation.

One notable achievement discussed was Sierra Leone’s securing of Observer Status at the United Nations for G7 Plus. This recognition highlights the country’s efforts in promoting peacebuilding and development in post-conflict and fragile states.

The next steps discussed during the meeting included Sierra Leone’s potential membership in the UN Security Council. This opportunity would allow Sierra Leone to contribute to global security and play a crucial role in shaping international policies.

Ambassador Kanu also took the opportunity to present the seminal publication of the Executive Office of the Presidency, titled “Sierra Leone: The Land of Strategic Opportunities.” This publication showcases the immense potential and investment opportunities in Sierra Leone, highlighting the country’s strategic location, natural resources, and favorable business environment.

In a gesture of cultural exchange, Ambassador Kanu also presented his favorite coffee from Sierra Leone, Nina’s Coffee. This act symbolizes the ambassador’s pride in Sierra Leone’s local products and his desire to promote them on the international stage.

The productive meeting between Ambassador Kanu and the Deputy Secretary-General of G7 Plus highlights Sierra Leone’s growing influence and achievements in the global arena. The country’s leadership in intergovernmental organizations, securing observer status at the UN for G7 Plus, and potential membership in the UN Security Council demonstrate Sierra Leone’s commitment to peace, development, and strategic partnerships.

Sierra Leone’s strategic opportunities and investment potential were also showcased through the presentation of the publication “Sierra Leone: The Land of Strategic Opportunities.” This publication serves as a valuable resource for investors and highlights the country’s untapped potential.

Ambassador Kanu’s gesture of presenting Nina’s Coffee further promotes Sierra Leone’s cultural heritage and local products. This act of cultural exchange fosters understanding and appreciation between nations, showcasing the richness and diversity of Sierra Leonean culture.

Sierra Leone’s journey towards global recognition and development is bolstered by the dedication and diplomatic efforts of individuals like Ambassador Kanu. Through his engagements and collaborations, Sierra Leone is making strides in achieving its goals and contributing to global peace, security, and development.

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Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions. Sallu Kamuskay was a child during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy. Sallu Kamuskay was the Vice President of the Young Leaders Organisation, a member of the National Youth Council. The Young Leaders is one of the oldest youth-led organisations in West Africa. 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