United States Ambassador designate to the Republic of Sierra Leone Bryan Hunt last week visited the Embassy of Sierra Leone in Washington, DC.
After a closed door meeting with Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the United States His Excellency Sidique Abou-Bakarr Wai, and the Head of Chancery of the Embassy Ms Rakie Macarthy on the second floor of the Embassy Building, the new U.S. Ambassador Bryan Hunt met with the Embassy staff at the Embassy conference room where he assured all present that he will continue on the relationship built over the years between Sierra Leone and United States.
According to Ambassador Bryan Hunt, Sierra Leone has contributed hugely to the well-being of United States, and United States intend to keep that relationship intact. “I want to pay back in the same vein whilst in Sierra Leone “, Ambassador Hunt noted.
He further went on to say that United States and Sierra Leone need each other. “United States will have to work with Sierra Leone at the Security Council, especially on global peace and security”, Hunt said, exerting that he will ensure the people benefit from his tour in SierraLeone
I am not coming to Sierra Leone to dictate to the government and its people. Sierra Leone and United States are traditional partners and have collaborated on many pertinent issues
~U.S. Ambassador designate Hunt
In his conclusion, the newly U.S. appointed Ambassador to Sierra Leone Bryan Hunt reiterated the importance of the Sierra Leone diaspora, expressing the need to work with them in the development of Sierra Leone.
The Cultural Attache’ at the Embassy of Sierra Leone in Washington, DC Ibrahim Labor Fofanah admonished the new Ambassador about the culture and landscape of Sierra Leone, its beautiful beaches, as well as the hospitality of the people of Sierra Leone. Mr. Fofanah encouraged the new Ambassador to try to step out of the Capital City Freetown so that he will be able to understand the country better.
The United States Ambassador designate to Sierra Leone Bryan Hunt was accompanied to the Sierra Leone Embassy in Washington, DC by Sarah Krech, Desk Officer for Guinea and Sierra Leone at the U. S. Department of State.
Embassy of Sierra Leone