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Sierra Leone - Irish Relations

The formal relationship between Ireland and Sierra Leone dates back to 2002. However, Irish missionaries first came to Sierra Leone over 150 years ago, establishing a relationship of friendship and solidarity that endures to this day.

The Embassy in Sierra Leone maintains a strong link between the Governments of Ireland and Sierra Leone, complemented greatly by visits from Irish Ministers of States and Irish Parliament’s Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade over the years.

The partnership is further strengthened through Irish Aid’s support to Sierra Leone, which includes financial and technical support to development priorities of the Government of Sierra Leone. Irish Aid also supports Sierra Leoneans to pursue post-graduate studies in Ireland on an annual basis.