The Honourable Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh has just concluded a four day working visit to the Republic of Korea. He arrived in South Korea’s Capital Seoul on Sunday 13th December 2015, leading a 6 person Delegation, including the Mayor of Freetown Mr. Samuel Bode Gibson and the Special Adviser to the Vice President Dr. Jengo Stevens.
The Honourable Vice President was met upon arrival at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport by Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Ambassador Omrie Michael Golley, together with Korean Government officials, and staff of the Sierra Leone Mission to South Korea.
In a series of engagements on Monday 14th December 2015, the Honourable Vice President gave a Special Lecture at one of Seoul’s leading Universities, Hanyang University. In this well attended public event, Dr. Victor Foh spoke on Sierra Leone’s political milestones achieved since her Independence in 1961, and fielded a series of questions from students at the University on Sierra Leone.
The Honourable Vice President and his Delegation also paid a visit to Korea’s Foreign Minister, the Hon Yun Byung Se on the 14th December 2015, where the two leading statesmen discussed ways to enhance Sierra Leone – Korea relations. Dr Victor Foh took the opportunity at this meeting of expressing his gratitude on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the Government and people of Korea for Korean assistance during the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Sierra Leone.
Officials from Korea’s Eximbank also paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Vice President at the Chancery of the Sierra Leone Mission in Seoul on Monday 14th December 2015, where a number of issues of bilateral interest were discussed, including developments relating to the pending construction of the Freetown City Hall Complex.
On the 15th December 2015, the Vice President and his Delegation proceeded to the city of Pyeongchang, some 180 kilometres east of the capital Seoul, and the venue for the Winter Olympics slated for 2018. He was met upon arrival in Pyeonchang by the Mayor and officials of the City and taken on a conducted tour of the site for the winter games currently being constructed. The Vice President also took the opportunity of engaging business officials interested in investment opportunities in the country.
The Honourable Vice President left Seoul on Thursday 17th of December 2015.