Ambassador Omrie Golley scores again with massive Korean increase in aid and support to Sierra Leone in fight against Ebola


The South Korean Government announced yesterday Monday 20th October 2014 a massive increase in its support to Sierra Leone in its fight against the Ebola Virus Disease. In what many see as the largest support ever to be provided by Korea to a country facing a crisis of this magnitude,  Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul, presided over a Korean Government Intra-Agency Meeting to discuss urgent plans to send medical workers, including Doctors,  Nurses,  Military personnel, together with a massive increase in its supply of medical equipment and supplies to Sierra Leone and Liberia.
This announcement comes in the wake of continuous engagements with the Korean Government by our Ambassador stationed in Seoul, His Excellency Omrie Michael Golley.
In addition to the provision of medical supplies, the Korean Government has also announced the provision of funding of USD 5.6 m to aid the battle against Ebola.
An advance team made up of seven officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health and Defence will leave for Freetown in as little as two weeks from today to initiate detailed assessments of the current needs of the Government of Sierra Leone in its fight against Ebola.
Our Ambassador in South Korea, His Excellency Omrie Golley has been invited to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea tommorow Wednesday 22nd October 2014 at 10am for further discussions on the support package.
In an early morning interview with Ambassador Golley, the envoy expressed his profound gratitude to the Government of Korea for its continuous support to Sierra Leone and indicated his firm commitment to continuing the work of the newly established Sierra Leone Mission in Korea in engaging the Korean polity including the Korean public and private sectors in supporting the national development efforts of His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma, and the Government of Sierra Leone.



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