Updated: Mar 12
In light of the dire need for full representation for Liberians in Scandinavia, the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) is appealing to President George Weah and the Government of Liberia to establish a Liberian embassy or consulate in Stockholm, Sweden.
For more than a decade, Liberians, descendants of Liberians, Swedes, and friends of Liberia in Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden Finland, and Iceland) have complained of the difficulties they undergo when obtaining the Government of Liberia services (Liberian passports, visas and etc) in Scandinavia. According to these stakeholders, they must go through the Liberian Embassies in Germany and Belgium to obtain such services, which requires enormous travel time and accommodation expenses constraints.
The LSA believes that establishing such an institution in Stockholm, will create a direct point of contact between Liberia and these stakeholders in Scandinavia. And, this will help to ease the burden they undergo and create avenues for easy access to potential investments in Liberia, which could subsequently help to alleviate the suffering of some Liberians in Liberia.
The LSA hopes that President George Weah and his government will heed and take speedy measures to resolve this matter.