In a bid to attract investment and trade to Sierra Leone, His Excellency also met with the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry later in the evening on Saturday. The meeting was an indication of His Excellency’s continued efforts to revitalise Sierra Leone’s economy. After the meeting with Chamber of Commerce, President Bio again was hosted by the Qatar Minister of Foreign Affairs for an official welcome reception.
The President also met with His Highness, The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Sunday 22nd April 2018 where bilateral meeting were held between the two Heads of State. His Excellency expressed his appreciation to the Emir and people of Qatar for their support to Sierra Leone over the years and discussed how his new Government will strengthen the bilateral relationship.
Over the years, Qatar has been very supportive to Sierra Leone providing humanitarian, medical and relief assistance to Sierra Leone when the country was hit by floods and Ebola. The diplomatic successes of President Bio in less than three weeks in office have shown a great President admired at home and abroad.