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Secretary-General Saddened by Death of President of Bangladesh,
Pays Tribute to His Contributions to Democratic Transition
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General was saddened by the death of Zillur Rahman, President of Bangladesh since 2009, who made important contributions to the country's democratic transition throughout his political life. The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of the President, the Government and people of Bangladesh.
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