On the evening of October 14 (local time), the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio visited the Vietnam Exhibition House at EXPO 2020 Dubai. Mr. Tran Nhat Hoang, Deputy General Representative of Vietnam at EXPO 2020 Dubai, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and all staff of the Vietnam Exhibition House had a warm welcome to the President of Sierra Leone and his entourage.

The President of Sierra Leone spent a lot of time at the 10 TV screens introducing 10 things you need to know about Vietnam. According to Mr. Tran Nhat Hoang, President Julius Maada Bio expressed his admiration when he saw the image of President Ho Chi Minh reading the Declaration of Independence giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

Artist Ngoc Anh performed bamboo flute and some Vietnamese national instruments such as K'long put and T'rung for the President of Sierra Leone and his entourage.

The President of Sierra Leone showed interest in the bamboo wall displaying handmade dolls dressed in traditional Vietnamese national costumes, as well as the display area of two statues restored by 3D technology.

Deputy General Representative Tran Nhat Hoang introduced to President Julius Maada Bio Vietnam's ST25 rice product. Vietnam and Sierra Leone have a lot of potential in agricultural cooperation. Sierra Leone considers Vietnam as one of its top partners and wishes to promote bilateral cooperation in fisheries, rice production and send Vietnamese experts to Sierra Leone.

President of Sierra Leone listens to explanations about "Make in Vietnam" products such as satellites, bamboo bicycles (Trevi Bike), etc. Vietnam Exhibition House at EXPO 2020 Dubai organized and operated by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. At the 7th time attending the World Exhibition, in addition to continuing to promote traditional cultural values, the Exhibitor also actively introduced to international friends a number of Vietnam's scientific and technological achievements that are relevant to the world, in line with the sustainable development criteria set by EXPO 2020.

President Julius Maada Bio is currently in Dubai to attend Sierra Leone's National Day at EXPO 2020 Dubai (October 14). He had a meeting with Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE and King of Dubai, Mr. Seikh Mohammed bi Rashid Al Maktoum.

Before leaving the Vietnam Exhibition House, the President of Sierra Leone said "Vietnam is very beautiful" and wished to have the opportunity to visit Vietnam.