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H.E. Kingsford Amoako joins in the celebration of World Population Day and the Launch of the 2024 State of the World Population Report

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On Thursday, 11th July, 2024, Ambassador Kingsford Amoako joined in the celebration of World Population Day and the Launch of the 2024 State of the World Population Report organized by the Government of Liberia and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) at the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ministerial Complex, Congo Town, Monrovia under the theme “Embracing the power of inclusive data towards a resilient and equitable future for all.”

In the keynote address by His Excellency Jeremiah Kpan Koung, Vice President of the Republic of Liberia conveyed his thanks and appreciation to Ghana, United States of America, Sweden and Ireland for their enormous technical and financial support during the 2022 Population and Housing Census organized by the Liberia. Vice President Koung further admonished all State institutions to analyse the UNFPA State of the World report to further inform their decisions going forward.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Embassy of Ghana in Liberia.

Egypt: President El-Sisi Inspects the Strategic Command Headquarters in New Administrative Capital (NAC)

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Driven by the utmost priority the State accords to maximizing its capabilities and overall strength, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, closely monitored efforts to establish the Strategic Command in the New Administrative Capital. In his directives, President El-Sisi emphasized that the Strategic Command should serve as an edifice for the great people of Egypt and a vital addition to the capabilities of the Armed Forces, ensuring the integration of planning and coordination among all its branches, while boosting its constant readiness to effectively and efficiently address challenges by harnessing state-of-art technological systems.

President El-Sisi made an inspection visit to the Strategic Command in preparation for the transfer of the Armed Forces’ leadership to the new facility. The President was welcomed by the Minister of Defense and Military Production Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, General Abdel-Megeed Saqr, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Ahmed Khalifa, Head of the Egyptian Military Academy, Lieutenant General Ashraf Zaher, and commanders of the Armed Forces.

The President affirmed that the new Strategic Command will play a pivotal role in bolstering the state’s ongoing efforts to safeguard Egyptian national security across all strategic fronts, in a manner that achieves the strategic objectives of the state and contributes to securing its resources, while protecting the supreme interests of the great Egyptian people.

Additionally, President El-Sisi toured the Egyptian Military Academy, inspecting a number of its facilities, including the Academy’s headquarters for postgraduate and strategic studies, the Artillery Institute, the Infantry Institute, and the Academy’s Equestrian Club.

In this regard, the President underscored the importance the state places on developing the education and training system to ensure improving the performance and efficiency levels among learners and trainees. This is in addition to enhancing their scientific, cognitive, and practical capabilities, thus qualifying them to carry out various tasks entrusted to them in the future.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio Receives Hajj Pilgrims, Observes First Juma Prayers at State House

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Chief Imam Shiek Kutubu Konneh, in his sermon for the day, called on all pilgrims to be agents of peace and ambassadors of nation-building by practising the good deeds they have experienced from the holy land of Mecca.

He also encouraged them to support the government’s agenda of “feed Salone”, adding that that would be very beneficial for the country and would ensure food sufficiency.

Head of the Hajj Presidential taskforce, Alhaji Murtada Sesay, expressed gratitude to His Excellency the President for his support, adding that his government had been very supportive in ensuring that the pilgrims had a very successful pilgrimage.

He went on to thank other government institutions like the Ministry of Finance, Immigration Department, the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank and the Airport Authority for helping throughout the process.

He reported that out of 640 pilgrims who went to the holy land of Mecca, the delegation registered only one death, which unfortunately reduced the number of returnees to 639.

In his brief address to the pilgrims, President Julius Maada Bio expressed gratitude to the task force in charge of the pilgrimage for putting everything in place to ensure a successful Hajj.

He went on to use the occasion to admonish the pilgrims to be agents of peace in their different localities, adding that the new law prohibiting child marriage was already being implemented and urged them to join in to popularise the law.

“I want to encourage you all to continue to pray for Sierra Leone and its leaders for Allah to continue to keep us in peace,” he concluded.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of State House Sierra Leone.

Tunisian President Receives Credentials of Qatar’s Ambassador

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HE President Kais Saied of the sisterly Republic of Tunisia has received the credentials of HE Zayed bin Saeed Al Kumait Al Khayarin as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Tunisia.

HE the Ambassador conveyed the greetings of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al- Thani to HE the President of the Republic of Tunisia, and His Highness’ wishes of good health and happiness to His Excellency, and to the government and people of the Republic of Tunisia continued progress and prosperity.

For his part, HE the President of the Republic of Tunisia, entrusted HE the Ambassador to convey his greetings to HH the Amir, wishing His Highness good health and happiness, and the State of Qatar continued progress and development. 

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar.