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LIBERIAN STUDENTS FLEEING UKRAINE MEET AMB ISAAC W. NYENABO IN POLAND

Liberia’s Ambassador to the European Union and the Benelux Countries, Isaac Nyenabo II, has arrived in Warsaw, Poland as the Liberian government steps up efforts to provide safe passages and refuge for hundreds of Liberians, including students, fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.

Upon arrival, Ambassador Nyenabo held a face-to-face meeting with some of the Ukraine-based Liberian students and explained the efforts being made by authorities in Monrovia to ensure their safety and well-being, as well as possible evacuation.

Foreign Minister Dee Maxwell Kameyah joined the discussion via zoom and assured the students, on behalf of President George M. Weah, of the government’s fullest commitment to ensure that they are safe. He also thanked them for the resilience they have exhibited thus far.

Minister Kemayah informed the students that President Weah has instructed the Ministry of Education to liaise with their families and create a database that will provide records on each and every student to enable the government adequately respond to their welfare.

In attendance were, Geraldine C. Kumakeh, Phlidora Matina Brown, Satu Freeman, Tithelma Eliza Martin, Kamara Louckmane, Martina Martin, Lisa B. Lomax, Gayflor Mulbah, Patricia Kpana Sheriff, Edelweiss Serene Mulbah, Taavi Jackollie, Dubard Jones, Augustine Nyumah, Henry Cooper and Mark Sheriff amongst other.

Ambassador Nyenabo has meanwhile informed the students that a NOTE VERBALE, dated March 2, 2022, was sent to the European Extended Action Service requesting a meeting with EU authorities in Warsaw. The Liberian delegation is expected to have a meeting with the European Permanent Representative in Warsaw on Friday, March 4, 2022, to discuss the situation of the Liberian students and what can be done to aid their humanitarian/repatriation needs.

Ambassador Nyenabo is also expected to travel to bordering towns in order to assist students currently seeking entry into Poland, Hungary, and other bordering countries.

Signed by: Senve Darlington Tehmeh

                  Minister Counselor- Public Affairs

                  Embassy of Liberia to the Benelux Countries and the European Union

Email:       publicdiplomacy@embassyofliberia.be

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