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MoUs signed between India and Sierra Leone

Published on October 14, 2019
Current context: Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu on his visit to Sierra Leone has signed 6 agreements with Mr Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
MoUs signed between India and Sierra Leone 
  • This is the first-ever visit of an Indian Vice President to the African Nation, Sierra Leone.
  • The major agreements signed are:
    1. India will establish a High Commission in Sierra Leone.
    2. Both the countries have agreed to enhance cooperation in Information Technology, infrastructure development, agriculture, food processing and capacity building.
    3. Both decided to build on the existing cooperation at UNSC (UN Security Council).
    4. India announced a Line of Credit of $ 30 million by signing an agreement with the EXIM bank for Irrigation development in Tomabum for rice production.
    5. India has extended e-Visa facility to Sierra Leone nationals for ease of mobility.
  • India was among the first countries to contribute to the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) with the deployment of the 4000 strong Indian Military contingents.
  • India has so far provided the developmental assistance of about $ 217.5 million to Sierra Leone for various sectors including water resources, agriculture, energy and telecommunication.


Q.1 Republic of Sierra Leone, of the _______ Nation, was recently in the news for the first-ever visit of an Indian Vice President to the country? 
a. African
b. South American
c. Chinese
d. North American
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