Minister Kamara hints at opening of SL embassy in Ireland

On the 17th March 2016 Dr. Samura Kamara, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in response to Ambassador Dr. Sinead Walsh said  the relationship between Sierra Leone and Ireland transcends beyond the establishment of an Irish Mission in the country as they have been present here for over 150 years and that this relationship has been cordial deep and mutually beneficial.  Adding that Ireland’s Policy for International Development marked Sierra Leone “as one out of nine key partner countries and the first in West Africa. This policy has provided support for our recovery efforts for successful transition.”
He said Ireland demonstrated its commitment to deepen the level of cooperation with the country by upgrading the Freetown mission to a full Embassy status with a resident Ambassador. “Our government will continue to explore the possibility of reciprocating by opening an Embassy in Ireland to enable Sierra Leone to deepen the relationship between the two countries, in particular, economic and cultural cooperation.”
Dr. Samura Kamara stated that while the occasion calls for celebration, “it also provides us the opportunity for reflection, a time to look back and take stock of remaining challenges. We continue in our endeavour to understand our national principles and objectives and apply them in relation with others.”

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