September 2, 2015
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Omrie Michael Golley, yesterday (Tuesday 1st September) received a Diplomatic Achievement Award from one of South Korea’s leading news and public relations outlets, NDN News, in conjunction with Seoul City Magazine.
The event was held at the Korean National Assembly building in the capital, Seoul.
The NDN News Award ceremony is one of Korea’s most popular and sought after events of the diplomatic, political and business circuit of the Asian nation, and is held annually in Seoul. Past recipients have included ministers of government, ambassadors, and scions of the commercial and academic establishments in Korea.
Reading the citation of the award to the invited guests, the president of NDN News and Seoul City Magazine, Shin Hyun-doo stated: “Your Excellency laid new groundwork for bilateral diplomacy by contributing greatly to the opening of the Sierra Leone Embassy, despite many difficulties of initial times. As the first Sierra Leonean Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, he is carrying out excellently [his Ambassadorial duties] to strengthen bilateral ties between Korea and Sierra Leone.
“In recognition of Your Excellency’s excellent activities, NDN News and Seoul City Magazine bestow the 2015 Proud Ambassador Award.”
Other recipients included president of the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Ambassador Bongkil Shin, and the Ambassadors of Bolivia, the Philippines, Ecuador and Côte d’Ivoire.