The New United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Bryan Hunt has presented his credentials of Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio at the State House in Freetown on Monday.
Bryan David Hunt was publicly sworn in as the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Sierra Leone on August 23, 2023. He replaced David Reimer who was appointed as United States Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Sierra Leone on January 19, 2021.
Prior to his current appointment, Ambassador Hunt served as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the U.S. Transportation Command from July 2022 to July 2023. He served as Office Director for South Sudan and Sudan in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs from August 2019 to July 2022 and concurrently as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Africa and the Sudans from January 2021 to October 2021.
Commenting on the development, Bio said Sierra Leone and the US enjoy a long-standing friendship of over 60 years, built on mutual respect, trust and benefits.
“Ambassador Hunt and I discussed strategies for deepening cooperation, including health service delivery, democracy and governance, and economic growth. Ambassador Hunt’s extensive experience as a policymaker and his familiarity with African issues make him well-qualified to serve as Ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone. We look forward to strengthening our strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation.” He added.