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Finance Minister Hosts Swedish Minister


Finance Minister Hosts Swedish Minister

By Sylvester Samba…………
The Minister for International Cooperation of Sweden, Ms. Isabella Lovin on Thursday 19th February, 2015 visited Sierra Leone where she discussed with the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Kaifala Marah issues bordering on peace building and state building.
Ms. Isabella Lovin is visiting Sierra Leone in her capacity as the new Co-chair of the International Dialogue on Peace Building and State Building.
Ms. Lovin who assumed the Co-Chair role of the International Dialogue at the beginning of 2015 was keen to hear the experiences of Dr Marah who since June 2014 had co-chaired the International Dialogue. Ms Lovin said she is in Freetown for experience sharing so as to have a stronger international dialogue with result oriented.
During the meeting, the Finance Minister, Dr Marah updated the Swedish Minister on current developments in Sierra Leone including the country’s preparation for post Ebola recovery initiatives.
Afterwards, Ms. Isabella in her statement to the media frowned at stigmatization of countries hit by Ebola especially the survivors. “No one should be stigmatized…We are all part of the same global community”, she noted.
Ms. Lovin further explained that after the end of Ebola, they will engage in international post Ebola dialogue by building strong institutions.

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