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Lots of Smiles, Lots of Handshakes but Few Tangible Commitments During Sierra Leone President’s China Tour

Sierra Leone President Leone Julius Maada Bio met with his counterpart Xi Jinping on February 28, 2024 during a five-day visit to China. Image via Xinhua.

Sierra Leone’s President, Julius Maada Bio, kicked off a five-day state visit to China with a flurry of meetings with Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping.

After laying a customary wreath at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tiananmen Square, Bio then met with Premier Li Qiang and later with China’s top legislator, Zhao Leji.

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