Office of the President of the Millennium Assembly
55th session of the United Nations General Assembly

Statement attributed to the Spokeswoman of
President of the General Assembly

4 June 2001

The President of the General Assembly was shocked to learn of the deaths of King Birenda Bir Bikram Shah Dev and Queen Aishworya Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah of Nepal on 1 June and King Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev of Nepal on 4 June, as well as other members of the royal family.

The President extends his deep condolences to the people and Government of Nepal during the aftermath of this tragedy.