Liberia’s Ambassador to Senegal is dead

The late Liberia Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Senegal, Her Excellency Madam Mary-Ann Fossung
The late Liberia Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Senegal, Her Excellency Madam Mary-Ann Fossung
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Liberia announces,with profound regrets, the death of Liberia's Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Senegal, Her Excellency, Madam, Mary-Ann Fossung.  

 

According to a Foreign Ministry release, Ambassador Fossung died Monday, February 3, 2020 in Tunis, the Republic of Tunisia, where she had gone to seek medical attention.  

 

The late Ambassador Mary-Ann Fossung was a dedicated public servant who served her country and people with distinction in several capacities including, First Secretary, Liberian Embassy near Dakar, Senegal; Charge d’ Affairs, Liberian Embassy, Senegal; and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Liberia, to the Republic of Senegal, with Concurrent accreditations to the Gambia, the Republic of Cape Verde/ Cabo Verde and the Republic of Mauritania. 

 

 The Late Ambassador Fossung Joined the Liberian Foreign Service in February, 2009 when she was first posted to Senegal as First Secretary and Consul at the Liberian Embassy near Dakar, a position in which she served with dedication.  

 

On May 1, 2019, the late Ambassador Fossung was appointed by H. E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia, as Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Senegal.  

  

Before joining the Liberian Diplomatic Service, Madam Fossung served as Assistant Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Transport in 2008 during the administration of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.  

 

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs extend heartfelt sympathy to the bereave family   for the loss of Ambassador Fossung. The Ministry is currently working with the Fossung family, to have her remains repatriated to Liberia for a befitting burial.