New York said goodbye to Vitaly Churkin
NEW YORK, February 22 — RIA Novosti, Olga Denisova. At the permanent mission of Russia to the UN held a farewell ceremony with Vitaly Churkin, who died in new York on Monday.
The ceremony was held quietly, but it came more than a hundred people — members of the mission, the permanent representatives of member countries of the UN, the UN Secretary-General and the Secretariat.
They laid flowers to the portrait of Vitaly Churkin, on display in the hall of the permanent mission. The coffin with the body of the diplomat was sent to Russia later on Wednesday. The ceremonies in Moscow is scheduled for February 24.
A farewell speech at the ceremony, spoke briefly to the widow Churkin Irina and son Maksim, as well as Deputy permanent representative Peter Ilyich and Vladimir Safronov, Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres, the permanent representative of Kazakhstan to the world organization Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of Colombia Maria Emma Velez, U.S. Ambassador to Nikki Haley.
Hayley, who headed the U.S. mission to the UN until the end of January, said that before moving to new York for a new position, many colleagues advised her to prepare for a meeting with his Russian counterpart. “Vitaly Churkin is a character,” she recalls instruction.
However, first met with the Russian Ambassador at the Security Council meeting, “thought is not so terrible.” Hearing his statement, she noted how energetically, emotionally, and even catching said the Russian Ambassador.
Then we had a personal meeting, and I immediately saw him as a friend. To meet him, to communicate and to make friends was just nevozmojnosti Heliothane the US representative to the UN
UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres noted that he worked with the Russian Ambassador even as the UN high Commissioner for refugees and highly valued diplomatic skills Churkin. The Russian permanent representative, in his words, used in the UN Security Council’s unquestioned authority and “knew everything and was respected parties.”
If Paradise was a profession, Churkin, of course, continued his dellantonio Guerrestellari UN Secretary
Many of those present ambassadors and the UN Secretary General the day before left notes in the condolence book in Russian mission, it will be open until February 23.