President George Manneh Weah has received in audience the newly elected President of neighboring Sierra Leone, Mr. Julius Maada Bio on a one-day working visit to Liberia.
And Executive Mansion release says President Maada Bio used his visit Tuesday, 8 May to extend an official invitation to President Weah to attend his inauguration scheduled for Saturday, 12 May in Freetown, Sierra Leone. President Maada Bio and delegation arrived on Tuesday at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County.
The two leaders later proceeded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia where a reception was held in honor of the Sierra Leone leader. Both Presidents Weah and Maada Bio also held discussions in an atmosphere of mutual respect centered on peace and security, economic development and the strengthening of bilateral ties subsisting between the two Mano River Union (MRU) countries.
The visit is the Sierra Leonean leader’s first official visit to Liberia following his historic election and subsequent swearing-in on 4 April in keeping with Sierra Leonean Constitution. He is expected to be inaugurated on Saturday, 12 May.
President Maada Bio, a retired army officer, served with the Economic Community of West African Monitoring Force (ECOMOG), a multi-national force sent to Liberia by ECOWAS in 1990 to restore peace and security here. He and delegation departed Liberia the same day.–Press release