Sierra Leone Fully Engages in Royal Initiatives for West Africa – Joint Communiqué –

The Republic of Sierra Leone expressed, on Tuesday in Rabat, its willingness to fully engage in the initiatives led by His Majesty King Mohammed VI for West Africa. This position was expressed in a Joint Communiqué issued following discussions between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone, Timothy Musa Kabba. In this Joint Communiqué, Kabba notably praised the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI and His far-sighted vision aimed at consolidating South-South cooperation and solidarity to address challenges and promote regional initiatives that advance stability and socio-economic development in the service of African peoples. The Sierra Leonean Foreign Minister also welcomed the commendable contribution of the Kingdom of Morocco to the promotion of peace and sustainable development in the sub-region since the establishment of the Mano River Union. Kabba further applauded the “enlightened initiative” of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, within the framework of the Atlantic African States process, aimed at strengthening cooperation by making the Atlantic African space a geostrategic framework for intra-African cooperation and the promotion of stability and prosperity. He also praised the opportunity provided by the Royal Initiative to facilitate access of Sahel countries to the Atlantic Ocean, which will contribute to the socio-economic development of the region and ensure stability and prosperity in Africa. Furthermore, both parties emphasized the role of the Morocco-Nigeria Gas Pipeline project, which is expected to boost the economic integration of the region and benefit all concerned nations, including Sierra Leone, by unlocking their industrial potential and reducing their energy deficit.