Officials from the Sierra Leone High Commission UK, led by HE Dr. Morie Manyeh, engaged in a significant meeting today at the House of Lords with Lord Waverley to deliberate on the extension of the SL/UK Trade Agreement of 2000 to include Gibraltar. Accompanying Dr. Manyeh were Dr. Phrancis Momoh, Sierra Leone’s Special Envoy for Trade & Investment, and Mr. Sahr Dugba, Trade Attaché at the Sierra Leone High Commission.
The discussion, marked by a spirit of collaboration and forward-thinking, centered on the implications and benefits of extending the existing trade agreement to encompass Gibraltar. This move reflects Sierra Leone’s commitment to fostering mutually beneficial trade relations with the United Kingdom and its territories.
HE Dr. Morie Manyeh emphasized the importance of enhancing trade ties between Sierra Leone and the UK, noting the historical significance of the 2000 trade agreement and its potential for further economic cooperation. Dr. Manyeh expressed optimism about the prospect of extending these arrangements to Gibraltar, highlighting the opportunities it presents for both regions.
Dr. Phrancis Momoh, in his capacity as Sierra Leone’s Special Envoy for Trade & Investment, underscored the strategic importance of expanding trade networks and exploring new avenues for economic partnership. He emphasized the need for continued dialogue and collaboration to maximize the potential benefits of the extended trade agreement.
Mr. Sahr Dugba, the Trade Attaché at the Sierra Leone High Commission, provided insights into the practical aspects of implementing the trade agreement extension, emphasizing the importance of clear communication and effective coordination between stakeholders.