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The Embassy of Sierra Leone

Contact

Address: Herwarthstrasse 4, 12207 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: (+49) 30 772 058 50

Fax: (+49) 30 772 058 515

E-mail: slberlin@foreignaffairs.gov.sl

www.slembassy-germany.org

The Ambassador

Amb. M`Baimba Lamin Baryoh

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Date of Birth: 10th August 1947

Marital Status: Married, with 5 children

Language: German, English

Education
1969-1975 | Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
1975-1983 | Doctor of Surgery, Ärztekammer Westfalen-Lippe
1981-1983 | Diploma in Accident Surgery at the St. Walburga Hospital in Meschede, NRW
1983-1984 | Certificate in Anaesthesiology
1986 | Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons

Professional Career
1975-1983 Specialist Training in General Surgery/Traumatology Anaesthesiology at St Walburga Hospital, Meschede/Germany
1985-1987 Senior Registrar at the Connaught Hospital, Freetown
1987-1997 | Surgeon Specialist at the Connaught Hospital, Freetown
1997-1999 | Senior Surgeon Specialist at the Connaught Hospital
1999-2008 | Consultant Surgeon at the Connaught Hospital
1991 to date | Lecturer at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (USL), Freetown
2004-2010 | Dean of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences
2010-2011 | Ag Provost at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences
2000 to date | Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Choithram Memorial Hospital
2001 to date | Honorary Consultant Surgeon for Police and Military Hospitals
2011 | Chairman – Sierra Leone Medical and Dental Council

History

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Germany officially recognized Sierra Leone after it obtained independence in 1961, and opened an embassy in Freetown. Government representatives and a large section of the population in Sierra Leone have a high regard for Germany and relations between the two countries are amicable. The German Embassy in Freetown, which had been closed since 1999, was reopened in 2003 through a chargé d’affaires. Since August 2007 Germany’s diplomatic mission in Sierra Leone has again been headed by an ambassador, residing in Freetown.

Sierra Leone’s President Koroma visited Germany in February 2011, whereas the Federal Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Niebel paid a visit to Freetown in August 2012. Germany is one of Sierra Leone’s principal development partners, along with the United States, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. Germany has made important financial and technical contributions to combating the Ebola epidemic.