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Chinese Ambassador WU Peng Meets with Mayor of Freetown Mrs. Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

On May 30, 2018, the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, His Excellency WU Peng met with the new Mayor of Freetown, Her Worship Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

Ambassador WU congratulated Her Worship Aki-Sawyerr on her assumption of duty as Mayor of Freetown and welcomed her visit to the Chinese Embassy. Ambassador Wu said that Freetown is the political, economic and cultural center in Sierra Leone and has huge potential for development. Under the leadership of the new city council, Freetown faces new development opportunities and broad prospects for win-win cooperation with China. The Chinese Embassy will support green and sustainable development of Freetown as it has always been doing and is ready to offer help within its capabilities.

The Mayor briefed Ambassador Wu on the new municipal government’s overall plan for development and stated that Freetown is densely populated and suffers from “urban diseases”. The city council will listen carefully to citizens’ concerns and resolve their problems effectively and efficiently, bringing new outlook for the capital. She expressed gratitude for China’s consistent support to Freetown and wish to further deepen the friendly cooperation with China in her tenure.

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