Sunday 11th November, 2018 at 23:25 pm
The Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates today welcomed the the arrival of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic Sierra Leone, designated to the United Arab Emirates, HE Mr. Rashid Sesay who was received and sandwiched by the Sierra Leonean community in UAE with a warm and rousing welcome as he emerged from the 'Majlis' - diplomatic lounge at the Dubai International Airport.
The, young , talented and astute diplomat with developmentally oriented background from the international field of non governmental organisation, was amused and amazed, and dump-founded when he was greeted by mammoth crowd wavering the national flag of the Republic of Sierra Leone at the Dubai International Airport with excitement and joy.
Flanked by the Head of Chancery of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Abu Dhabi, Mr. Allieu Mansaray and staff at the Sierra Leone Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Ambassador Rashid Sesay was ushered in with protocol courtesies to the anxious Sierra Leonean community who stood outside the Majlis at the Dubai International Airport to receive their long awaiting diplomat.
Ambassador Rashid Sesay was presented with floral gifts and plaque by an eloquent young barrister, Ms Adija Kamara who professionally welcomed Ambassador Rashid Sesay on behalf of the Sierra Leone community, affirming the collaborative efforts of the Sierra Leone community to come together despite their political affiliations, socio-economic stands cultural , ethnicity and religious beliefs , are all united to work together to have a common sense of purpose to promote Sierra Leone. She commended the effort of the late Ambassador Siray Alpha Timbo who gave them the privilege to work in unison as a family to strengthen the bond of friendship in fellowship and to help build the bilateral relationship between Sierra Leone and the United Arab Emirates.
Ambassador Rashid Sesay thanked the Sierra Leone Embassy staff and the Sierra Leone community in the UAE for the honour and solidarity demonstrated and reiterated on the confidence the Sierra Leone Government bestowed on him with the resolve to serve the nation. He affirmed his commitment to throw his full weight towards the aspirations of the government of Sierra Leone and to serve in the best interest of the nation. He appealed to all Sierra Leoneans in the UAE to work acidiously to help in the development agenda of His Excellency, Rtd. Brigadier general Julius Maada Bio who is desirous to bring a positive change to make Sierra Leone a better place for all.