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Foreign Minister-Designate To Seek Evidence From US For Sanctions Victims

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By: Zac T. Sherman

The foreign affairs minister designate says she will advise President Joseph Boakai to seek evidence from the United States government through its embassy near Monrovia to provide evidence backing sanctions against Liberians.

Between 2020 and 2023, the United States blacklisted nearly dozens senior government officials for  alleged corruption and human rights abuses.

Sara Beysolow Nyanti, a former United Nations envoy named to head the country’s foreign ministry said the allegation should be supported by evidence. It is the right for assertion against government officials to be proven by evidence she said.

When provided, the evidence will create an opportunity to facilitate state prosecution where necessary, the nominee told her Senate confirmation Monday at the Capitol in Monrovia.

Corruption she said should be  minimized  through robust measures and taking action against corrupt individuals to avoid international intervention in a form of a foreign sanctions.

Ambassador Sara Beysolow Nyanti, told senators during her confirmation hearing that Liberia foreign policy will be will be strengthened to avoid international interference.


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