President Julius Maada Bio departed for China on Monday on invitation by Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). During the state visit, President Bio is expected to meet with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has agreed with his Sierra Leonean counterpart to further promote the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries. Both sides have also agreed to expand cooperation in education, agriculture, health and infrastructure, among other fields. The consensus was reached on Thursday 30th August, 2018 amid talks between the two state leaders in Beijing.