Foreign Ministry Confirms the British Government’s Decision to Expel Two Foreign Service Officers; Has Begun to Arrange Their Departure from London

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received, through our Embassy near London, the United Kingdom the decision of Her Majesty’s Government to declare two of our Foreign Service Officers at the mission persona non-grata.


According to a Foreign Ministry release, though the British Government has not cited reasons for their decision and is not obliged to provide an explanation, according to Article 9 (1) of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961, the Liberian Government has taken note of the decision of Her Majesty’s Government.



In that light, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has begun to arrange the departure of the two officers, Mr. Jay Napoleon Toquie II and Mr. Chester Dweh Barh, Sr. and their respective families back to Liberia before the decision of the British Government takes effect on January 8, 2018.