Liberia’s Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal, Mary-Ann Fossung, is dead .
She was the country’s Ambassador plenipotentiary accredited to the Republic of Senegal with oversight for our Foreign Missions in the Republics of the Gambia and Cape Verde respectively.
Ambassador Fossung died on February 3, 2020, at the Carthagène Hospital in Tunisia after battling with illness.
She was commissioned by President George Weah on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, as Liberia’s Ambassador .
Message of Condolence By H.E. George Manneh Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia, on the passing of Liberia’s Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal reads :
“It is with utmost sadness that I have learned of the death of Ambassador Mary-Ann Fossung, Ambassador plenipotentiary accredited to the Republic of Senegal with oversight for our Foreign Missions in the Republics of the Gambia and Cape Verde respectively.
We are at a loss for words to express how saddened and grief-stricken 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.
Ambassador Fossung’s 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.” President Weah concluded.
Meanwhile, 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 release, 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.