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President M Abdul Hamid mourns death of Kofi Annan

Published on: 6:10 pm - Saturday | August 18, 2018

President M Abdul Hamid today condoled the death of former Secretary General of United Nations (UN) Kofi Annan.

The novel laureate died today at the age of 80.

In condolence message, the President expressed profound shock at the death of Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat who served as UN Secretary General from 1997 to 2006.

“World people will remember Kofi Annan for his outstanding contribution to establishing democracy and human rights,” he said.

Abdul Hamid also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family members.

Kofi Annan spent virtually his entire career as an administrator in the United Nations. He served two terms as the Secretary-General from January 1, 1997 to December 31, 2006. Annan and the UN were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.



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