With 15 Postgraduate Scholarships, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Deepens Bilateral Relations with Sierra Leone

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Tower Hill, Freetown, 1st April, 2022 The Spokesperson and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Kateeb Zade has today met with Professor David John Francis, Sierra Leone’s Foreign Minister, in order to deepen bilateral relations between the two Countries.

The Deputy Minister said his visit was to strengthen the Importance of mutual interest, from economic affairs to Social, culture and public diplomacy.

Professor Francis in his remarks said Sierra Leone is a Country of choice especially for Iran that has a long standing relationship with Sierra Leone for 60 years now. Presenting Sierra Leone as a land for opportunities, Professor Francis highlighted series of areas where both Country’s can collaborate. From Education, Agriculture, Health, Tourism, Spots Mines and Culture.

The Minister said the 15 scholarships will be awarded to the three newly established Universities in the Country as a means of promoting His Excellency, President Julius Maada Bio’s Human Capital Development dream. He reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to the Iranian Government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Membui Emmanuel,
Director, Media & Strategic Communications
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.