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Sierra Leone Consul to Lebanon Fosters Bilateral Relations

The Consulate to Lebanon Hashim Hashim has made remarkable progress in fostering the bilateral and International Corporation between the two nations and helped to shoulder the responsibility of repatriating stranded Sierra Leoneans from Lebanon. 

Mr Hashim Hashim has hit the ground running by quickly addressing the plight of stranded Sierra Leonean domestic workers living in Lebanon; this was made possible through the support of some Lebanese businessmen residing in Sierra Leone and international organizations like International Organisation for Migration (IOM), ARM organization and This is Lebanon. Sierra Leoneans have commended the repatriation exercise at home and abroad. 

The Sierra Leone Consul Mr Hashim Hashim in September to 8th December 2020 respectively, facilitated the repatriation of more than (200) two hundred stranded migrants to Freetown, including one sick migrant who was repatriated with a medical doctor through the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). And more migrants are expected to be in Freetown before the end of 2020, according to Mr Hashim Hashim.

Mr Hashim Hashim stressed that the consulate is at the service of the Sierra Leonean community and all the Lebanese and will work to strengthen joint relations. He thanked the Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio and the Lebanese President General Michel Aoun for their supports.

Pa. Hashim, as he is fondly called is the first Sierra Leonean to be appointed as Sierra Leone’s Consul to Lebanon. It could be recalled that in June 2020, His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio appointed Mr Hashim as the Sierra Leone Consul in Lebanon. Many have described his appointment as the fittest individual to represent the country in Lebanon.  

Pa Hashim is held in high esteem in both Sierra Leone and the host country of Lebanon. He is a man on a serious mission to rebuild the battered image of Sierra Leone in Lebanon and the Middle East.

The credibility and forthrightness of Pa Hashim have propelled investors from Lebanon and the Middle East to come in search of investment opportunities in Sierra Leone.

The government of Sierra Leone has on Thursday 10th December 2020 opened a new Consulate headquarters in Ramlet al-Bayda in Lebanon to foster bilateral and International Corporation between the two nations. 

Ambassador Ali Kamara, the Sierra Leone Ambassador in Tehran accredited to Lebanon, representatives of the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the General Directorate of Public Security, foreign, and political figures graced the opening of the new headquarters of the Sierra Leone Consulate in Lebanon. 

Speaking at the event, the Sierra Leonean Consul in Lebanon Mr Hashim Hashim welcomed the attendees, stressed that the consulate is at the service of the Sierra Leonean community, adding that he will strengthen joint relations. He thanked the Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio and the Lebanese President General Michel Aoun for their supports.

Ambassador Ali Kamara commended the bilateral relations between the two countries and reiterated President Bio Commitment to strengthen Sierra Leone friendship with Lebanon. 

Ambassador Kamara accompanied by Consul Hashim Hashim, before the event visited the Lebanese President Michele Oun and presented his credentials. He also visited the Lebanese Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri, Minister of Interior Brigadier General Muhammad Fahmy, the Director-General of Public Security Major General Abbas Ibrahim, and discussed with them bilateral relations and ways to enhance more cooperation.

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