Ban Ki-moon sends condolences on death of Indonesia’s Suharto

Ban Ki-moon sends condolences on death of Indonesia’s Suharto

President Suharto (L) with former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali (file photo)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has conveyed condolences to the Government and people of Indonesia on the death of former President Suharto.

Mr. Ban said President Suharto’s 32-year leadership of Indonesia “was both an important period in the country’s history and a time during which Indonesia played a significant role in international affairs.”

The Secretary-General, who is currently on an official visit to Europe that will take him also to Africa, made his comments in a statement released by his spokesperson.