Former President Barack Obama mirrored on the lifetime of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Saturday following information of his demise, per HuffPost.
Obama took to Fb and paid respects to Annan for his diplomatic and humanitarian work.
“Kofi Annan was a diplomat and humanitarian who embodied the mission of the United Nations like few others,” Obama stated in a Fb submit. “His integrity, persistence, optimism, and sense of our widespread humanity all the time knowledgeable his outreach to the group of countries. Lengthy after he had damaged limitations, Kofi by no means stopped his pursuit of a greater world, and made time to inspire and encourage the subsequent technology of leaders. Michelle and I provide our condolences to his household and plenty of family members.”
Whereas Annan, who died surrounded by his spouse and three children on Saturday, left his place as UN chief earlier than Obama grew to become President in 2009, he had publicly congratulated him for his win saying, “demonstrates America’s extraordinary capability to renew itself and adapt to a altering world,” per HuffPost.
Annan served because the UN’s seventh Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006. He was the primary Black African to head the worldwide group.
He received the Nobel Peace Prize in for his “work for a greater organized and extra peaceable world.”