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Korean Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Foreign Affairs

The South Korean Ambassador accredited to Sierra Leone, KIM, Young Chae, has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Professor David Francis at his foreign Affairs office, Tower Hill in Freetown and presented a letter of credence.

Ambassador Young Chae whilst presenting his letter of Credence applauded the government of Sierra Leone for upholding the bilateral ties between the two countries. Ambassador Chae further appreciated the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the hospitality accorded to him and his team from the Korean Embassy based in Sierra Leone. Ambassador Chae went by informing the Minister of Foreign Affairs that the government of South Korea is pleased to work with the government of Sierra Leone. Ambassador Chae assured the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of good working relationship. 

Receiving the letter of credence, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor David Francis thanked the government of South Korea for the good working relationship between the two countries. Professor Francis further assured the Korean Embassy of His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio support and that of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Professor Francis appreciated the efforts made by the Korean government in consolidating the bond that existed between the two countries.

 In another development, the South Korean Ambassador His Excellency Kim Young Chae on Wednesday 8th September 2021 paid a courtesy call on the Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police (IG), Dr. Ambrose Michael Sovula, at his George Street office in Freetown.

In a grand ceremony, receiving Ambassador Chae, IG Sovula recalled the warm reception he received in Nigeria when he paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Chae in the city of Abuja, in August 2021.

The Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police also called for technical cooperation and strong bilateral relations between Korea National Police and the Sierra Leone Police especially in areas of training and capacity building. The IGP went on to say that he was not in any way averse to signing cooperation agreement with the Korean Police Force akin to that which he signed in Abuja with the Inspector General of Nigeria Police Force in August 2021.

In his statement, Ambassador Kim Young Chae appreciated IG Sovula for the hospitality accorded him and his entourage which included his wife. He thanked the IG for his selfless service to the people of Sierra Leone. Ambassador Chae also commended him for the tremendous progress made so far in the Sierra Leone Police Force. 

As a way of maintaining and strengthening the strong bilateral and technical ties between the two nations, Ambassador Chae called for continuous mutual respect and dignity for all Koreans and the people of Sierra Leone. He introduced his Police attaché and urged the SLP management to work with him on any issues of mutual interest and benefits to the two police institutions.

Ambassador Chae also revealed plans to host cultural celebrations in Sierra Leone next year which the IG promised to support in terms of ensuring safety and security of the impending celebrations.

The IGP however urged the Ambassador to ensure that the Embassy works with the appropriate line ministries, departments and agencies to secure approval for hosting the celebrations in Sierra Leone.

Climaxing the visit was dressing of the Ambassador and his entourage with traditional Sierra Leonean costumes as sign of continued friendship and acceptance.

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