Sierra Leone

I. Country Profile 

Country:Republic of Sierra Leone
Capital:Freetown 
Head of State/ Government:Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma (since 17 September 2007, re-elected on November 2012)
Head of Parliament:Abel Nathaniel Bankole Stronge (since 7 December 2012)
Vice President:Victor Bockarie Foh  (since 19 March 2015)
Minister of Foreign Affairs:Dr. Samuel M.W. Kamara (since December 2012)
Official Language:English
Religion:Islam (60%), Christian (10%), other religions (30%)
Independence Day:27 April 1961
Territory:72.180 Km²
Population:6,3 million (World Bank, 2014)
Currency:

Sierra Leonean Leone (SLL)

SLL per USD : 4070 (2015)

GDP (Nominal):USD 4,84 billion (World Bank, 2014)
GDP (Per Capita):USD 766 (World Bank, 2014)
Foreign Exchange Reserve:USD 600,7 million (World Bank, 2014)
Foreign Direct Investment:USD 690,3 million (World Bank, 2014)
Total Value of International Trade:

USD 181,9 million (2014) deficit USD 90,1 million​

GDP Growth:- 12,8 % (World Bank, 2015)
Industries :Mining (Bauxite, Diamond)
Country Representative:

Indonesia:

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Dakar

Sierra Leone:

Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Beijing

II. Bilateral Relations

  • Politics

Diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Sierra Leone opened in November 1994. In 2015, the Government of Sierra Leone has stated its plan to open a representative office in Jakarta. Indonesian Foreign Minister has given a reply letter to the Foreign Minister of Sierra Leone H.E. Samura M.W regarding the plan. Foreign Ministry delegation is ready to accept technical Sierra Leone, for follow-up discussion of the opening of the Embassy of Sierra Leone in Jakarta.
  • Economy and Trade

In the economic field, the value of trade between Indonesia and Sierra Leone reached USD 25.3 million in 2014, an increase of 17.2% compared to the year 2013 with a surplus on the Indonesian side. 

  • Social-Culture

In the socio-cultural field, until 2015 Indonesia has awarded scholarships to six students from Sierra Leone.