Putin and Medvedev named the main achievements of Kofi Annan
The Russian President sent the current UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres condolences in the passing of the former head of the UN Kofi Annan.
“For many years the life of this wonderful man and a great politician was devoted to the service of the United Nations. As head of the UN in a difficult period, he has done much for the realization of the goals and objectives of the Organization, to strengthen its Central role in world Affairs. Especially significant was his contribution to the building peacekeeping capacity of the UN and to the settlement of some regional conflicts”, — stated in the message of Vladimir Putin.
I was lucky enough to personally chat with Kofi Annan. I admired his wisdom and courage, the ability to make balanced decisions even in the most difficult, critical situations. The memory of him will forever remain in the hearts of Russians.Mr Putinprime of the Russian Federation
My condolences also brought Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. “He died Kofi Annan, the legendary Secretary General of the UN, Nobel peace prize laureate. He had always sought one goal — the cessation of armed conflict, the transition from combat operations to the negotiations. Peacemaker of this magnitude we will all miss,” he wrote on his page in Facebook.