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State Minister Hirut signs Book of Condolence in honor of former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan

Annan made crucial contributions to help developing countries navigate through, and play a meaningful role, in the increasingly globalizing world.

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Addis Ababa, August 27, 2018 (FBC) -State Minister Hirut Zemene today signed the Book of Condolence in honor of former Secretary-General, Kofi Annan at the premises of the embassy of Ghana in Addis Ababa today.

Hirut said “on behalf of the people and government of Ethiopia and on my own behalf, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences on the passing away of Mr. Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary General.”

She noted Annan was the face of the UN and represented multilateralism, adding “he made us all Africans proud by his tireless service for the causes of peace, sustainable development, the rights of women, and above all by being a staunch vanguard for the principles of the United Nations Charter”.

Most notably, she added, Annan made crucial contributions to help developing countries navigate through, and play a meaningful role, in the increasingly globalizing world.

Hirut further said, “Annan is highly remembered in my country as a true friend of Ethiopia. His great works and his remarkable legacy as a global champion for peace, development and human rights will remain a true inspiration for all of us in Africa and in particular in Ethiopia”.

Source: MFA

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