The Charge’ D’ Affaires of the Republic of Guinea to Sierra Leone – His Excellency Karamoko Keifala Sylla met with the Inspector General of Police – Mr. William Fayia Sellu at his George Street office in Freetown, on Wednesday 25th January, 2023.
According to His Excellency Karamoko Kelfala Sylla, the visit was aimed at soliciting the support of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in the area of maintaining the peace, security and stability of the two countries; given the fact that Sierra Leone and Guinea share similar values, customs, traditions and geographical landscape.
He noted that these factors should necessitate both countries to work together as close neighbours; alluding to the fact that both countries are gearing up to hold crucial elections – Sierra Leone in June and the Republic of Guinea, much later.
The Charge’ D’Affaires admitted that any security threat in Guinea has the tendency to affect Sierra Leone and conversely. He therefore lauded the security posture adopted by the IGP and called on him to continue in that direction, especially the tightening security posture along the border areas.
Responding, the IGP thanked and welcomed His Excellency for his timely visit. Mr. William Fayia Sellu wasted no time to express his willingness and commitment to support the Charge’D’Affaires and the Embassy, anytime the need arises.
The IGP acknowledged the similarities of both countries in terms of cultural heritage, customs, traditions, values, and geographical landscape. He noted that as close neighbors, both countries must be seen working closely and amicably. He referenced the symbiotic relationship between INTERPOL in Sierra Leone and INTERPOL in Guinea, alluding to their effective and cordial working relationship.
In concluding, the IGP assured the Charge’D’Affaires of his unflinching support and to always call on him regarding issues that border on security of the two nations.
His Excellency Karamoko Keifala Sylla was accompanied by Mr. Alhaji I. S. Fofanah, the Protocol Attaché in the Embassy.