Sierra Leone ambassador designate to the Republic of Senegal and accredited to Morocco, Mauritania and Cape Verde Dr Ebun Strasser-King Thursday 11 February 2016 during a farewell courtesy call took leave of President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House, Freetown.
Dr Ebun Strasser-King until her appointment was the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC).
President Koroma congratulated Ambassador Strasser-King on her new appointment and noted that even though the embassy has just been recently opened, a lot is expected from the ambassador in using her experience in the execution of her duties.
The president said Senegal having a huge presence of the international community, urged ambassador Strasser-King to employ economic diplomacy, market Sierra Leone and showcase the opportunities and potentials in attracting investors to the country as well as enhancing trade and investment between the two countries. He expressed hope that the experience acquired by Ambassador Dr Strasser-King will help in her new role.
In her farewell remarks, the ambassador expressed profound gratitude to President Koroma for the confidence reposed in her and noted that she felt gratified from serving in a ministerial position to an ambassadorial role.
She made firm assurance to work hard in promoting Sierra Leone to the international community and use her experience in marketing, upholding and defending the country’s foreign policy. Ambassador Strasser-King emphasized that her former position as deputy Foreign Minister has laid the foundation for her diplomatic sojourn in Senegal.