Secretary-General saddened by death of former Republic of Korea leader

24 May 2009
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his deep sadness over the news of the sudden death of Roh Moo-hyun, the former President of the Republic of Korea (ROK).

“I pay tribute to the late President Roh, who exerted tireless efforts to promote democracy, undertake various reform measures and pave the way for building an advanced society in Korea,” Mr. Ban said in a statement. “May he rest in peace.”

He extended his condolences to Mr. Roh's family and also conveyed his sympathy to the Government and people of ROK on losing their former head of State.


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