By Sheku Tanga
The new Ambassador to the Embassy of the Republic of South Korea in Abuja, Nigeria, and also accredited to Sierra Leone and other countries within the West African Sub-Region, H. E. Ambassador KIM Young-Chae, on Wednesday 10th February, 2021, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr. Solomon Momoh Christopher Gembeh SR. at the Sierra Leone High Commission located at plot 308, Diplomatic Drive, in Abuja, Nigeria.
Explaining the purpose of his visit, Ambassador KIM Young-Chae said that he wanted to formerly acquaint himself with the Sierra Leone High Commission, as a precursor to the presentation of his Letters of Credence to His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
The new South Korean Ambassador, who replaces his predecessor Ambassador LEE In-tae, promised to continue walking on the existing diplomatic pathway to deepen bilateral ties and improve corporation with Sierra Leone and other accredited nations.
In his response, High Commissioner, Dr. Gembeh SR. welcomed his colleague Ambassador KIM Young-Chae and started by recognizing the supportive role the government of South Korea is playing to facilitate the actualization of the New Direction development plans.
Ambassador Gembeh, on behalf of the Government and people of Sierra Leone, cited the support to the fisheries sector, and humanitarian assistance like the provision of medical supplies during the Ebola pandemic, as well as the support for the construction of the Freetown City Hall, among several others provided to Sierra Leone by the Government of South Korea.
He promised Ambassador KIM Young-Chae that his request for the processing of his Agrément will be fast-tracked expeditiously in order to commence work within the diplomatic realm that will strengthen corporation between the two countries.
The two parties further discussed how to expand and sustain their diplomatic engagements and interactions for the benefit of their mutual countries.
By Sheku Tanga