Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said that the aim of her visit was to further strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries and to meet with government officials, women leaders and development partners to discuss common priorities, such as advancing the rights of women and girls, including sexual and reproductive health rights, sustainable and inclusive development, and peace and security.
The Canadian Minister of International Development – Marie-Claude Bibeau was accompanied by the High Commissioner of Canada who is resident in Ghana – Ms. Heather Anne Cameron.
Speaking with the Canadian minister, Dr. Alie Kabba, underscored the significance of the visit which he said will broaden and deepen the existing bilateral relations between the two countries.
Dr. Kabba lauded the contributions of the Canadian government in supporting humanitarian assistance in Sierra Leone, especially healthcare – including reproductive health, and peace-building.
He also spoke about the long-standing bilateral relations between Canada and the Republic of Sierra Leone which he said goes back to the country’s independence in 1961.
Dr. Kabba expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to the Canadian government on behalf of President Bio and the people of Sierra Leone, for their support and assistance over the years, especially during the Ebola outbreak.