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Sierra Leone Signs Military Framework Agreement With The Republic Of National Defense, Strengthens More Cooperation




Ministry of National Defense, Ankara, Türkiye, Friday 5 August 2022 – Sierra Leone has signed the Military Framework Agreement with the Turkish Ministry of National Defense, and has strengthened the existing bilateral relationship between the two countries, under the leadership of Ambassador Mohamed Hassan Kaisamba.

The Framework was signed by the Sierra Leone Minister of Defense, Brig. Gen (Rtd) Hassan Kellie Conteh, and the Turkish Minister of National Defense, Hulusi Akar.

The purpose of the Agreement is to provide a framework for developing and furthering cooperation and relations between the two countries military and defense related matters, with particular reference to the fields specified in the Agreement and in other fields that may be agreed upon by both country’s national legislation, regulations and international obligations. The Agreement also covered the training of Sierra Leone personnel, provision of material, equipment, information and experience.

In a brief statement after the signing ceremony, Brig. Gen. (Rtd) Hassan Kellie Conteh told his Turkish counterparts that Sierra Leone was willing to learn from the expertise of Türkiye, in order to train the next generation of Officers of the Republic of Sierra Leone arm Forces.

Sierra Leone's first Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Türkiye, His Excellency Mohamed Hassan Kaisamba said the Signing of the Agreement was as a result of the strong and reliable relation he has concretized with Türkiye, saying that his country appreciated the many gains both sides have made for the benefit of their people.

“My country takes this relationship very seriously and would work with the Ministry of National Defense through my Defense Attaché, Colonel MM Hashim, who has worked very hard in the realization of this signing. Thank you very much.” Ambassador Kaisamba noted.  


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