*”Our Bilateral Relationship Based on Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights” – German Ambassador


By Sylvia Wilson

The new German Ambassador to Sierra Leone, HE Jens Kraus Masse, has said in Freetown that he was looking forward to continue strengthening their long standing bilateral relationship based on common values, democracy, the rule of law and human rights in favour of all Sierra Leoneans.

The Ambassador made these remarks recently when he paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis M. Kaikai, at his Tower Hill office in Freetown.

Amb. Kraus Masse thanked the Minister for the warm reception accorded him and highlighted critical development intervention of the German Government’s continuous support to Sierra Leone.

The Minister took the opportunity to thanked the German Government for their continued support to Sierra Leone, especially in youth development.

He also gave an overview of the Medium Term National Development Plan /2019- 2023/ as well as initiative to the New Direction Government currently implemented to ensure that Sierra Leone continues to have a modern, diversified and efficient financially situable economy.

They both discussed the excellent relations that exist between German and Sierra Leone. The development cooperation mainly in youth employment, vocational training and agriculture.

Amb. Kraus Masse has been German Ambassador to Haiti since July 2020.

Previously, he was among other things Consul General at the German Embassy in Kiev and from 2013 until 2016.

Deputy Consul General at the consulate General in Chengdu city in China.

He studied law at the Freie University of Berlin and joined the Foreign Service in 1991.


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