The Freetown City Council has hosted the kick-off of the commemoration of sixty years of diplomatic ties between Sierra Leone and Korea for a week-long program of cultural activities.

The Mayor of Freetown Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr expressed gratitude for such engagement.

“It was our honor to today host the kick-off at the Freetown City Council of a weeklong program of cultural activities commemorating 60 years of diplomatic ties between the Republic of Sierra Leone and the Republic of Korea. The New City Hall, started in 2017 and opened two years ago, was funded by the Korean Government and is a physical manifestation of the strength of the relationship between the two countries”.

Remarks were delivered by HE Ambassador Kim Young Chae, Foreign Minister Hon David Francis, and Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr. Also present were the Minister of Trade Hon Hinga Sandy, the newly appointed Hon Counsul for Korea Mahesh Nandwani, members of the Korean Community in Freetown, Councillors, and Staff of Freetown City Council, and other guests.

The kick-off event concluded with a tour of an exhibition of Korean cultural costumes, historical and recent photographs, and commercial products.

The Mayor encourages the public to be part of the activities.

” This exhibition, located on the ground floor of the New City Hall, is open to the public as are a number of the other cultural events. So please do come to as many of the weeklong activities as you can!