By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma
President Julius Maada Bio will depart today to Abu Dhabi to attend the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Summit 2020 on the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a Special Guest of the Government of the United Arab Emirates which will be held from Monday 13th January to Thursday 16th January, a press release from the office of the Press Secretary and Presidential Spokesman said on Saturday.
According to the release, the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Summit is a global platform for accelerating the world’s sustainable development and it brings together a unique fusion of policy makers, industry specialists, technology pioneers, politicians and the next generation of sustainability leaders thus His Excellency has been invited as a visionary leader in Africa for his commitment to education and efforts in fostering sustainable development in Sierra Leone.
“From Abu Dhabi, His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio will proceed to London where he will attend the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 on the invitation of the United Kingdom Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson, MP. The Summit will be held on the 20th January 2020 and His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio is expected to participate in several events on the margins of the Summit focusing on sustainable infrastructure, trade and investment. These events on the margins are slated for 19th January through 21st January,’’the release added.
The theme of the UK-Africa Investment Summit is “Partners in Prosperity” and it will bring together businesses, governments and international institutions to showcase and promote the breadth and quality of investment opportunities across Africa. The Summit will also provide a platform to focus on strategic issues for both the UK and Sierra Leone including energy transition, job creation and mutual prosperity.
President Dr. Julius Maada Bio is expected to return to Sierra Leone on Tuesday 21st January 2020.