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Sierra Leone – United States relations
Sierra Leone   United States
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     Sierra Leone      United States

Sierra Leone – United States relations are bilateral relations between Sierra Leone and the United States.

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History

U.S. relations with Sierra Leone began with missionary activities in the 19th century. In 1959, the U.S. opened a consulate in Freetown and elevated it to embassy status when Sierra Leone became independent in 1961. U.S.-Sierra Leone relations today are cordial, with ethnic ties between groups in the two countries receiving increasing historical interest. Many thousands of Sierra Leoneans reside in the United States. In fiscal year 2006, total U.S. bilateral aid to Sierra Leone in all categories was $29.538 million. U.S. assistance focused on the consolidation of peace, democracy and human rights, health education, particularly combating HIV/AIDS, and human resources development.

Currently, the principal U.S. Official is Charge d'Affaires Glenn Fedzer. Sierra Leone's Ambassador to the U.S. is H. E. Bockari Kortu Stevens and the Sierra Leone embassy is located in Washington.[1]

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References

  1. ^ "Embassy of Sierra Leone". Sierra Leone government. 2008. http://www.embassyofsierraleone.org/. Retrieved 2008-04-13.  

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).[1]

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