28 January 2008

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General mourns former Indonesian president suharto

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the Government and people of Indonesia on the death of former President Suharto.  President Suharto’s 32-year leadership of Indonesia was both an important period in the country’s history and a time during which Indonesia played a significant role in international affairs.

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