Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – In a press briefing held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Tuesday, Chief Minister David Moinina Sengeh announced that he will lead a delegation from Sierra Leone to Washington DC in the United States of America next week. The primary focus of this visit, as emphasized on January 9th, is to enhance and deepen the bilateral relationship between Sierra Leone and the United States.
The delegation to Washington DC will include Chief Minister Sengeh, the Leader of Government Business, the Minority Leader of Parliament, representatives from the All Political Parties Association (APPA), and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Coordinator.
Sengeh underscored that during their visit, they would engage with the Executive Office of the United States, including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the MCC. Notably, he mentioned that Sierra Leone holds the largest funding shares in Africa and has the largest portfolio, highlighting the significant direct foreign investment from the United States.
The delegation plans to engage with the Legislative and Senate under the US House of Representatives during their tour. Chief Minister Sengeh emphasized that the primary objective is to discuss the MCC ‘Compact’ and foster a more efficient relationship with the Government of Sierra Leone through the US Government and USAID. This visit serves as a crucial step in strengthening diplomatic ties and promoting collaboration between Sierra Leone and the United States. AJ/10/1/2024