A three-man delegation from Sierra Leone, headed by newly-appointed minister of External Affairs, Mr. Solomon?
A three-man delegation from Sierra Leone, headed by newly-appointed minister of External Affairs, Mr. Solomon Pratt, arrived in Washington on Friday (28 May) for talks aimed at improving relations between the two countries. The delegation was greeted at the U.S. State Department by Mr. Beverly Carter, who is in charge of African Affairs.
Relations between the United States and Sierra Leone deteriorated after Mr. John Akar, Ambassador to Washington, said in April he was resigning his post in protest against the declaration of a republic, by then Prime Minister Dr. Siaka Stevens. In October 1970, the Sierra Leone government ordered a U.S. embassy official to leave the country after an alleged abortive coup. No reason was given for the order.