New York, 23 March 2015
Note attributable to the Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly
H.E. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the General Assembly (PGA), has learned with profound sorrow of the passing of H.E. Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore.
On behalf of all Member States and on his own behalf, the President of the General Assembly expresses his heartfelt condolences to Mr. Lee Kuan Yew’s bereaved family and to the people and Government of Singapore.
This is a great loss for Singapore.
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew will be remembered as a remarkable man of peace who transformed his country from a third to first world status and leaves a memorable impact on world affairs.
May he rest in peace.