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Washington — U.S. and Sierra Leone government officials have agreed to re-establish a Peace Corps program in Sierra Leone after a 15-year absence, the Peace Corps said Monday.

Glenn Fedzer, the charge d’affaires for the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, and Sierra Leone’s minister of foreign affairs, Zainab Hawa Bangura, signed an agreement Monday in Freetown, a Peace Corps news release said.

“We are delighted that the government of Sierra Leone has invited Peace Corps volunteers to return and work shoulder to shoulder with the people of Sierra Leone,” Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams said in the news release. “The partnership between Peace Corps and Sierra Leone was established in the era of President Kennedy and it is an honor and a privilege for us to have the opportunity to work with the communities of Sierra Leone once again.”

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