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MFA denies abandoning remains of fallen ambassador

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says all modalities have been worked out to repatriate the remains of Former Liberia’s Ambassador to Senegal, Her Excellency, Madam Mary-Ann Fossung.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, former Ambassador Fossungdied on February 3, 2020 in Tunis, Tunisia , where she had gone to seek medical treatment.

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, respectively.

Meanwhile, the Ministry notes it was recently reported in one of the local dailies that the remains of the fallen Ambassador were reportedly being withheld, for lack of payment of medical bills at the Carthagene Hospital in Tunis, where the Former Ambassador sought medical treatment prior to her demise.

The Ministry in the strongest term debunks such publication and wishes to clarify that at no time was the remains of the fallen Ambassador seized and that everything is on course for the body to be repatriated for interment.

Contrary to the paper’s assertion that the former Ambassador was abandoned during her period of ailment, the Ministry wishes to also clarify that it was fully involved with underwriting the cost of the treatment of the former Ambassador and has also been in constant talks with the family.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it constrained to reveal that a total amount of US$45,000.00 which has been expended so far covering both the medical bills and to facilitate the return of the remains of the late Ambassador from Tunisia. Press Release

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