State House, Freetown, Thursday 21 June 2018 – Outgoing Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Sierra Leone, His Excellency Wolfgang Wiethoff, today bids farewell to His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio at State House.
Ambassador Wiethoff, who leaves soon after a successful tenure of office, thanked the government and people of Sierra Leone for the warm hospitality accorded him during his stay. He described the relationship between the two countries as fruitful and expressed hope that it would continue to grow. He stated that there would be a new team to take after his and pleaded that they be welcomed with open arms.
“Your Excellency, my time here is coming to an end but let me state that I have enjoyed every bit of my time in your country. Our relationship has been great and I wish it develops in the years to come. As a continuation of our bilateral ties, we will be sending a new set of people that will take over from me which I hope your government will accept wholeheartedly,” he said.
President Bio, in his response, expressed appreciation to the German Ambassador for his service to the country. He said he was proud of his work, especially in strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two countries. He called on Mr Wiethoff to see Sierra Leone as a second home, even on his return to Germany.
“You have played a significant part in strengthening the ties between these two countries and I must state that we are proud of your role in our development process. We will continue to remember you for all your services to this country and wish you the very best in your future endeavours,” he ended.
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