Secretary-General Expresses Deep Condolences Following Death of Former Cambodian Monarch, Acknowledges Legacy as ‘Unifying National Leader’

15 October 2012
SG/SM/14585

Secretary-General Expresses Deep Condolences Following Death of Former Cambodian Monarch, Acknowledges Legacy as ‘Unifying National Leader’

15 October 2012
Secretary-General
SG/SM/14585
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Expresses Deep Condolences Following Death of Former

 

Cambodian Monarch, Acknowledges Legacy as ‘Unifying National Leader’

 


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


The Secretary-General expresses his deep condolences to the Royal family, Government and people of Cambodia on the passing of Cambodia’s former monarch, King Norodom Sihanouk.  The Secretary-General acknowledges King Sihanouk’s long dedication to his country and his legacy as a unifying national leader who is revered by Cambodians and respected internationally.


The Secretary-General also hopes that the legacy of the former King will allow Cambodia to advance the national healing process, including through continued commitment to justice.


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