15 November 2013

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

Saddened by Death of Former President, Secretary-General


Praises Leaderís Strong Support for Cyprus Reunification


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

The Secretary-General was saddened to learn of the passing of the former President of the Republic of Cyprus Glafcos Clerides today in Nicosia. †Mr. Clerides was a highly respected leader of his country and ofthe Greek Cypriot community. †He was known for his strong support for the reunification of Cyprus and for many years played a central role in the United Nations-facilitated talks aimed at reaching a comprehensive settlement.

The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the family of the late Mr. Clerides.

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