The diplomats praised Sierra Leone after the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Samura Kamara, held a successful consultative meeting with African Union ambassadors based at the UN , at the AU Observer Mission Headquarters in New York last Friday January 20, 2017.
President Ernest Bai Koroma is the Chairman of C-10 and Sierra Leone’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Adikalie Foday Sumah , heads the C-10 group in New York. This commendation from the African ambassadors is therefore a testament to the efficient work the President and the Ambassador and his team in New York ( Not also forgetting the team at the Sierra Leone Embassy in Ethiopia ) are doing to provide hope for fostering more international peace and security in the future , through the eventual reform of the Security Council.
The Foreign Minister briefed African Ambassadors on the close meeting by African Heads of State and representatives of governments on the United Nations Security Council Reform held at Kigali, Rwanda, last year. This briefing was supposed to have taken place at the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York last October, but it was not held due to the busy schedules of the ambassadors and the minister during the Assembly.
Dr. Kamara’s briefing resonated well with the African ambassadors who were pleased with the stand taken by their heads of state in Kigali last year.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Samura Kamara met with C-10 ambassadors and held an interactive meeting with them. During the meeting, the minister was briefed on the current state of play , the opportunities existing for moving forward the reform process and the challenges still besetting the process.
Before leaving for Freetown yesterday, the Foreign Minister met with the co-chairs of the UN Security Council Reform negotiations and the President of the United Nations General Assembly.