Updated: Jul 2, 2019
In light of the dire need for full representation for Liberians in Scandinavia, the Liberian Swedish Association (LSA) which serves as the umbrella organization for ALL Liberians living in Sweden, descendants of Liberia, Swedes, and friends of Liberia that have once worked and lived in Liberia, is appealing to president George Weah and government of Liberia to established a Liberian embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.
For more than a decade, Liberians, descendants of Liberia, Swedes, and friends of Liberia that reside in Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden Finland, and Iceland) have complained of the difficulties they undergo in obtaining services such as acquiring or renewing a Liberian passport, obtaining a visa, and etc. According to these stakeholders, they have to go through the Liberian Embassies in Germany and Belgium, which requires enormous travel and accommodation expenses and time constraints.
LSA believes that by establishing a Liberian embassy in Sweden, it will create a direct point of contact to Liberia for these stakeholders in the Scandinavian region, and ease the burden they faced. Moreover, it will create avenues for easy access for potential investments in Liberia, which could subsequently contribute to alleviating the suffering of some Liberians.
LSA hopes that president George Weah and government will take speedy measures to resolve this matter.