By M.B. Jalloh, Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone president, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, is in Saudi Arabia to participate in the Arab Islamic American Summit, with aims to establish a new partnership to confront extremism and terrorism.
The Summit will be held by leaders of Muslim-majority countries and United States President, Donald Trump.
“The aim of the summit is to work towards the establishment of a new partnership to confront extremism and terrorism and reinforce the values of tolerance and coexistence in the Arab region,” a top Arab diplomat said.
President Koroma was invited by The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud during his last State visit two weeks ago to attend the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to be held on Sunday, May 21.
On arrival at the King Salman Air Base, President Koroma was received by Sierra Leone’s resident Ambassador in Riyadh, Alhaji M.S.Kargbo, the Governor of Riyadh, His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and other high profile Saudi officials.
President is accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Samura Kamara, Mines and Mineral Resources Minister, Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray, Information and Communications Minister, Mr. Mohamed Bangura, Trade and Industry Minister, Capt. Momodu Allieu Pat Sowe, Deputy Bank Governor, Dr. Ibrahim Lahai Stevens, Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. John Edison Milton, among others.