Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Professor David John Francis | Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The primary responsibility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (and accredited Missions) is to pursue Sierra Leone’s foreign policy objectives as enshrined in Chapter II, Section 10 of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone and as the Government may dictate.



To build a strong, dynamic and professionally charged Foreign Service capable of advocating and positioning Sierra Leone as an effective partner for regional and global peace, security and development, and of contributing effectively in the transformation of Sierra Leone to a middle income country by 2030, and thereafter, to a developed and donor country by the end of the 21st Century.


  • To mainstream the foreign service in the country’s ambition to promote peace, security and development domestically as well as within the subregion and the wider global arena.
  • To, enhance Sierra Leone’s voice, legitimacy, and representation in diplomacy and international relations.
  • To promote Sierra Leone’s economic, political, social, cultural, scientific and technological interests; which are critical elements in building a sustainable future for all Sierra Leoneans.
  • To work towards the realization of the objectives set out in Section 10 of the 1991 Constitution of the Republic of Sierra Leone, namely:
    • the promotion and protection of the National interest;
    • the promotion of sub-regional, regional and inter-African cooperation and unity;
    • the promotion of international cooperation for the consolidation of international peace and security and mutual respect among all nations; and respect for their territorial integrity and independence; and
    • respect for international law and treaty obligations, as well as the seeking of settlement of international disputes by negotiation, reconciliation, arbitration or adjudication;

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