Sierra Leone assured of Korean Government support in the Fisheries Sector
Sierra Leone's Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Ambassador Omrie Michael Golley, on Friday 4th November 2016 received the Director-General of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea Mrs. Shinhee Cho and her Delegation at the Sierra Leone Mission in Seoul, Korea's capital.
Also attending this meeting were the Minister Plenipotentiary and Head of Chancery Mr. JTA Sawi and Administrative Assistant Ms. Olamide Kargbo.
At this Meeting which followed earlier visits to the Korean Ministry by Ambassador Golley soliciting support for Sierra Leone's fisheries sector, Director General Cho assured the Ambassador that the Korean Government was ready to support Sierra Leone's request for assistance for assessing its fisheries stocks to ensure prudent and effective management, thereby achieving sustainable development of her fisheries, and giving much needed added value to this important earning resource.
Director-General Cho indicated that the Korean Government was currently finalising the channels through which this support would be implemented, and was looking forward to working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone on this venture.
Director-General Cho also informed Ambassador Golley at this meeting of a new Korean initiated capacity building venture for fisheries officers, through the setting up of a World Fisheries University, in conjunction with the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation. She stated that a pilot program for this new University would commence in 2017 and expressed the hope that students from Sierra Leone would participate in this program.
Distributed by APO on behalf of Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in the Republic of Korea.