Secretary-General Saddened by Death of President of Bangladesh, Pays Tribute to His Contributions to Democratic Transition

20 March 2013
SG/SM/14891

Secretary-General Saddened by Death of President of Bangladesh, Pays Tribute to His Contributions to Democratic Transition

20 March 2013
Secretary-General
SG/SM/14891
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

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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