His Excellency Kaoru YOSHIMURA, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Sierra Leone resident in Ghana, has taken formal leave of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Samura M.W. Kamara, at the Ministry’s office, Tower Hill, Freetown.
In his farewell statement to the Minister and Senior Management staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, His Excellency Kaoru YOSHIMURA, on behalf of the Government of Japan conveyed sincere gratitude to the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the warm reception given to the Japanese community and organisations/or institutions operating in the country.
The outgoing Ambassador expressed sentiments on the bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the Government of Japan and the Republic of Sierra Leone through the implementation of various programmes. HE Kaoru YOSHIMURA also highlighted several programmes that are currently implemented in Sierra Leone including: Japanese Government scholarships; humanitarian assistance; and peacebuilding and development.
Other issues raised and discussed by the Ambassador bordered around: enhancement of economic cooperation, Human security projects and other global issues.
Dr. Samura M.W. Kamara, on behalf of Government and the people of the Republic of Sierra Leone, thanked the outgoing Ambassador for enduring his mission in Sierra Leone. He described the bilateral relations between Japan and Sierra Leone as very cordial underscoring the significance of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. ‘Please extend my regards to the Foreign Affairs Minister of Japan’, Dr. Samura Kamara, concluded.
Present were: the Director General and Ambassador-at-Large, Deputy Director General for Operations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Assistant Director General for Policy and Technical Cooperation; Directors of various Divisions and Heads of Sections of the Ministry.