Danish PM visits Sierra Leone in solidarity

2015-01-20 21:14
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. (Craig Ruttle, AP, FILE)

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. (Craig Ruttle, AP, FILE)

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Freetown - President Ernest Bai Koroma has applauded the visit of Denmark's prime minister, saying "Sierra Leone should not be isolated and stigmatized because of the Ebola virus disease."

Koroma on Monday welcomed Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at State House in the capital.

The delegation also visited 19 Danish health workers working with the British at the 100-bed Ebola Treatment Unit in Northern Port Loko District and the Danish transport ship that brought 105 vehicles donated to the UN's anti-Ebola campaign, according to Ebun Strasser-King, Sierra Leone's deputy minister of foreign affairs and international co-operation.

Thorning-Schmidt offered her condolences for the loss of lives due to the outbreak. She said that she visited to show that Sierra Leone is not alone in this fight.

Read more on:    denmark  |  sierra leone  |  west africa  |  ebola

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