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Liberia’s Ambassador to Senegal is dead

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Liberia’s Ambassador to Senegal Madam Mary-Ann Fossung is dead, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.According to a Foreign Ministry release, AmbassadorFossung died Tuesday, February4, 2020 at 2:00 am in Tunis, Tunisia,where she had gone to seek medical attention.

Thelate AmbassadorMary-AnnFossung was a dedicated public servantwho served her country and people with distinction in several capacities including, First Secretary, Liberian Embassy near Dakar, Senegal; Charge d’ Affairs, Liberian Embassy, Senegal; andAmbassador 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 andthe Republic of Mauritania.

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

On May 1, 2019, the late AmbassadorFossung 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 Fossungserved 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.-Press release

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