WEDNESDAY, 29 AUGUST, 2018
The Republic of Liberia’s Ambassador to the Republic of France, Her Excellency Ambassador Mrs. Geraldine Bass-Golokeh, has, on behalf of the President and People of the Republic of Liberia, on Wednesday, 29 August, 2018, signed a book of condolence opened by the Embassy of the Republic of Ghana near Paris, Republic of France, in honor and memory of His Excellency Dr. Kofi Annan.
The said book of condolence was opened on Monday, 27th August and is, through to Friday, 31st August, 2018.
The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana near Paris, France, had regretfully informed of the passing of His Excellency Dr. Kofi ANNAN which sad event occurred on Saturday, 18th August 2018.
According to a dispatch from the Paris Mission, Ambassador Geraldine Bass-Golokeh stated that Africa has lost a great son of the continent, a great pioneer of peace and highly experienced diplomat who worked to ensure that the world enjoyed peace, thus promoting serene co-existence around the world.
Dr. Kofi Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the 7th Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) from January 1997 to December 2006 and was also a co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Kofi Annan was awarded the Peace Prize for having revitalized the UN and for having given priority to human rights.
He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation that works to promote better global governance as well as chairman of The Elders, an International Organization founded by the late President Nelson Mandela.
Dr. Annan was a true global statesman, who will be remembered for reforming the UN bureaucracy, for working to combat HIV/AIDS especially in Africa, and for launching the UN Global Compact.
Since leaving the United Nations, Dr. Kofi Annan has continued to advocate for better policies to meet the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly in Africa.
The Republic of Liberia’s Top Diplomat in France, Her Excellency Ambassador Mrs. Geraldine Bass-Golokeh, was accompanied on this occasion by the Minister Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Liberia near Paris – Mrs. Angie Lavela von Ballmoos.