Makeni – 2 July 2022 – At the invitation of the Brenthurst Foundation, former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, will Saturday 2 July 2022, depart Sierra Leone for Lake Como in Italy.
Former President Koroma will join his peers from around the world, including Nigeria (Olusegun Obasanjo), and Liberia (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf) – representing Africa – at a retreat organised by the Brenthurst Foundation and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation.
Leaders from South America include President Andrés Pastrana Arango – Colombia, President Alfredo Cristiani – El Salvador, and Leopoldo López – Venezuela. Ehud Barak from Israel, Ahmad Massoud, and Aziz Amin of Afghanistan will represent the Middle East.
The former leaders will discuss “Lessons From Peace Making” and share their unique experiences in peacebuilding and post – war reconstruction.
This dialogue, which also brings together policy experts, political leaders, civil society activists and diplomats, speaks to the rising anxieties about the global decline in democracy and threats to peace.
Sierra Leone’s statesman is due back home on Wednesday 6 July 2022.