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Risch, Coons on MCC Decision to Reselect Sierra Leone for Potential Compact Agreement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Chris Coons (D-Del.), released the following statement on the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) decision to reselect Sierra Leone for a potential future compact agreement:

“After the flawed elections in June, Sierra Leone's government and the primary opposition party have made significant commitments that are essential but initial steps in a much longer process to restore confidence in Sierra Leone's democratic institutions. While the MCC has decided to reselect Sierra Leone for a potential future compact agreement, there is still considerable work to be done by Sierra Leone's government and its political leaders to meet all the required eligibility criteria. The actions they take in the forthcoming months and years will be crucial in determining a final outcome, including whether the U.S. Congress will approve an MCC compact with Sierra Leone.”