I. Country Profile
|Country||:||Republic of Sierra Leone|
|Head of State/ Government||:||Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma (since 17 September 2007, re-elected on November 2012)|
|Head of Parliament||:||Sheku Badara Bashiru Dumbuya (sejak 21 Januari 2014)|
|Vice President||:||Victor Bockarie Foh (since 19 March 2015)|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||:||Dr. Samuel M.W. Kamara (since December 2012)|
|Religion||:||Islam (60%), Christian (10%), other religions (30%)|
|Independence Day||:||27 April 1961|
|Population||:||7.396.160 (World Bank, 2014)|
Sierra Leonean Leone (SLL)
SLL per USD : 7500 (2017)
|GDP (Nominal)||:||USD 3,7 billion (World Bank, 2016)|
|GDP (Per Capita)||:||USD 1473,4 (World Bank, 2016)|
|Foreign Exchange Reserve||:||USD 620 million (termasuk emas) (World Bank, 2016)|
|Foreign Direct Investment||:||USD -403 million (World Bank, 2014)|
|Total Value of International Trade||:||USD 1,8 billion (2015) defisit USD 1,6 billion|
|GDP Growth||:||6,1% (World Bank, 2016)|
|Industries ||:||Mining (Bauxite, Diamond)|
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Dakar
Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Beijing
II. Bilateral Relations
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.
In the economic field, the value of trade between Indonesia and Sierra Leone reached USD 27,3 million in 2016, an increase of 11,6% compared to 2015 (USD 24,5 million) with a surplus on the Indonesian side.
In the field of social-culture, within the period 2012-2017 Pemri has provided scholarships to 15 Sierra Leonean citizens through the scheme of Darmasiswa Scholarship and Developing Country Partnership Scholarship (KNB). In 2017, 5 (five) citizens of Sierra Leone admitted to KNB scholarship.