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11 September 201813:24

Press release on the funeral of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

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On September 11-13, the funeral of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and mourning ceremonies will take place in Accra (Ghana).

We share the sorrow of the Government and people of Ghana over the passing of one of Africa’s most prominent politicians and best diplomats who devoted his life to defending peace and helping to settle conflicts. Earlier, condolences over Kofi Annan’s death were sent to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres by President of Russia Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

The Russian delegation at the funeral will be headed by Ambassador of Russia to Ethiopia and Plenipotentiary Representative at the African Union Vsevolod Tkachenko.

 

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