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LSA Appeals to President George M. Weah and Government for Liberian Embassy in Scandinavia

Updated: Feb 23

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.


President of Liberia, George M. Weah

Amidst the pressing need for enhanced representation for Liberians residing in Scandinavia, the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) is passionately urging President George Weah and the Government of Liberia to prioritize the establishment of a dedicated Liberian embassy or consulate in Stockholm, Sweden.


For years, Liberians living in Scandinavia, particularly in Sweden, have encountered challenges accessing essential consular services and support due to the absence of a diplomatic mission in the region. This significant gap in representation not only hampers the ability of Liberians to access timely assistance but also diminishes their sense of connection to their homeland.


By advocating for the establishment of a Liberian embassy or consulate in Stockholm, LSA seeks to address these longstanding issues and ensure that the needs and concerns of Liberians in Scandinavia are effectively addressed. A diplomatic presence in Sweden would enable Liberians to access vital consular services, including passport issuance, visa assistance, and consular assistance during emergencies.


Moreover, the establishment of a Liberian embassy or consulate in Stockholm would bolster ties between Liberia and the Scandinavian countries, fostering increased bilateral cooperation, trade, and cultural exchange. It would also demonstrate Liberia's commitment to engaging with its diaspora communities and strengthening connections with Liberians living abroad.


LSA firmly believes that the establishment of a Liberian embassy or consulate in Stockholm is not only a practical necessity but also a symbolic gesture of solidarity and support for the Liberian community in Scandinavia. As such, LSA urges President George Weah and the Government of Liberia to heed this appeal and take decisive action to fulfill this critical need for representation.


For over a decade, Liberians, descendants of Liberians, Swedes, and friends of Liberia in Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland) have voiced concerns about the challenges they face when accessing services from the Government of Liberia, such as obtaining Liberian passports and visas. These stakeholders currently must navigate through the Liberian Embassies in Germany and Belgium, which entails significant travel time and expenses.


LSA believes that establishing an embassy or consulate in Stockholm would provide a direct point of contact between Liberia and stakeholders in Scandinavia, alleviating their burdens and facilitating easier access to potential investments in Liberia. This, in turn, could contribute to improving conditions for Liberians in their homeland.


LSA hopes that President George Weah and his government will heed this call and take prompt measures to address this matter, strengthening ties between Liberia and its diaspora communities in Scandinavia.


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