Annan mourns death of former US Ambassador to UN Jeane Kirkpatrick

8 December 2006

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today paid tribute to the late former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick for her commitment to the world body.

“Always ardent and often provocative, her commitment to an effective United Nations was clear during her tenure as Permanent Representative, and in her later career,” he said through a statement issued by his spokesman on Ms. Kirkpatrick, who died yesterday at the age of 80.

Expressing sadness, he extended his condolences to her family and “all others touched by this loss.”

 

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