Chief Minister Signs $5M Agreement with Denmark & Bolsters Bilateral Ties

By Amin Kef (Ranger)

In a landmark meeting held on Monday, March 11th, 2024, the Chief Minister, Dr. David Moinina Sengeh, secured a crucial resource and bolstered ties with the Kingdom of Denmark, marking a significant milestone in Sierra Leone’s diplomatic efforts. The discussions led by Dr. Sengeh underscored a pioneering partnership model aimed at fostering mutual growth and advancement across key sectors including education, green energy and global security.

A pivotal moment of the visit was the formal signing of a Letter of Intent between the two nations, orchestrated by Dr. Sengeh and Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Dan Jorgensen. The agreement, valued at $5 million, earmarks $2 million for educational initiatives and $3 million for green energy projects in Sierra Leone, with implementation facilitated through the European Union partnership.

In addition to this, Dr. Sengeh engaged in fruitful dialogues with Danish Prime Minister, Madam Mette Frederiksen and Foreign Minister, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, exploring avenues for practical collaboration in critical areas of mutual interest.

Denmark’s steadfast commitment to supporting Sierra Leone and Africa, particularly in international forums like the United Nations Security Council, was underscored during these discussions. Denmark’s active engagement is emblematic of its forthcoming presidency of the European Union and its pursuit of a UNSC seat, recognizing the strategic importance of Sierra Leone in global affairs.

These high-level exchanges not only address Sierra Leone’s pressing needs but also exemplify a blueprint for fostering robust African-European partnerships on the global stage.


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