A sad and reflective mood it was on Tuesday March 3, 2020 when the Liberian leader flanked by other cabinet Ministers and other officials of Government participated in the opening of the Book of Condolence for fallen Liberia’s Ambassador to Senegal Mary- Ann Fossung
Dressed in his black gown President Weah quickly walked to the chair, reflected for few minutes and pen down few words of consolation to the family and other Government officials including the Foreign Ministry family over the passing of the fallen Liberian Diplomat.
As the president soon take a brief walk to speak with the bereave family, relatives just could not hold back their tears and pain for their immediate lost who 2019 foreign mission came to an end so early in less than a year.
He said the death of Ambassador Mary-Ann Fossung was a shock to the Government and people of Liberia.
Ambassador Fossung accredited to Senegal with oversight for our Foreign Missions in the Republics of Gambia and Cape Verde respectively died on February 3, 2020 at the Carthagene Hospital in Tunisia after battling with illness.
According to the Liberian leader upon received of the death news noted that We are loss for words to express how saddened and griefstricken we all are – upon hearing of the death of one of our devoted emissaries.
Ambassador Fossung was a dedicated diplomat who worked assiduously to promote our Foreign Policy, deepen bilateral relations and economic cooperation – between the Government and people of Senegal and that of ours. She served with utmost probity and distinction; and her passing has created a deep void within our Foreign Service as she will truly be missed.
It can be recalled that her service at our Foreign Mission in Senegal began in 2008 when she was Commissioned as 1st Secretary and worked assiduously until she was later promoted to the position of Ambassador plenipotentiary in 2019.
Her time as Ambassador to Senegal saw a heightened period of cooperation between our respective Governments; and further created several opportunities for the benefit of our respective countries. As the Government and People of Liberia join the Fossung family in mourning the passing of their loved one, I would like to, on behalf of the Government and in my own name, extend my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the Fossung Family, Our Foreign Service – most especially our Mission in Senegal, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all others affected by this loss. I reckon that these are tough times for the Fossung Family and our Foreign Missions; and we will continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers during this time of deep sorrow.
Indeed, Liberia has lost a great soul and a committed public servant. May her soul rest in perfect peace and may light perpetual shine on her.
Meanwhile arrangements leading to her burial will be disclosed to the media soon.