Hungary Gets New Honorary Consulate To Liberia, John S. Youboty Commissioned

By Robert Dixon |

A Czech special police officer, with a protective mask, checks the temperature of a driver during sanitary checks at the border crossing between Germany and Czech Republic, near the German village of Furth and the Czech village Nova Kubice in a measure to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus, on March 9, 2020. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

The former President of the Monrovia Development and Maintenance Corporation (MDMC) Mr. John S. Youboty has been commissioned as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Hungary to Liberia.

Hungary is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the European Union (EU). Hungary works with the United States to achieve shared international objectives, particularly in the security, law enforcement, economic, and energy areas.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony which was held at a local hotel in Monrovia, Mr. Youboty lauded the Hungarian government for his preferment, and

promised to represent the interest of that country during his services in the years to come as that country’s Honorary Consul to Liberia. He however lauded the Hungarian government for the confidence they had in him and    promised to do his best.

For his part, Liberia’s Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Findley praised the bilateral relationship between Liberia and Hungary which he noted will go a long way for the growth and development of the two countries.

He disclosed that that the Hungarian government has provided ten scholarships to be what he called “A 100 percent fully funded scholarship”, as no fees will be required of benefiting students,” the ministry said.

He said Hungary is also expected to provide technical and capacity building support in fisheries, while at the same time initiating other programs aimed at stimulating growth in the sector.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.