Press release

President Faure sends message of condolence to UN Secretary General

March 6, 2020

President Danny Faure has sent his condolences to the Secretary General of the United Nations Organisation (UN), H.E. Antonio Manuel de Oliviera Gutteres upon learning of the passing away of the former Secretary General of the UN H.E. Javier Felipe Ricardo Pérez de Cuéllar de la Guerra.

In his message, President Faure stated that: “Mr. Pérez de Cuéllar will be inscribed in our collective memories as an eminent diplomat, humanist and above all pacifist. He chose to mediate and help reconcile parties in a particularly uncertain time in history,” noting specifically his fight to eliminate world hunger and his capacity as a Statesman to help bring an end to the prolonged conflicts between Iran and Iraq.

“The Secretary General will be remembered as a foremost diplomat and a titan of history. I offer my profound condolences and that of the Government and people of Seychelles to those closest to him, the United Nations family and to the Government and people of the Republic of Peru” further expressed the President.