UN chief António Guterres paid a eulogy to President Beji Caid Essebsi. Guterres expressed his overwhelming sadness and extended his sincere condolences to Tunisia. Guterres praised the late president accomplishments in the country‘s peaceful transitions.
Below is UN chief António Guterres official statement on the passing of President Beji Caid Essebsi :
“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia, a pivotal figure in the history of Tunisia and the country’s independence. In recent years, he was instrumental in successfully steering the country through its historic and peaceful transition to democracy.
President Essebsi will be remembered for his bold determination to uphold democratic rule in Tunisia and to respect and promote the rights of its citizens, including his strong advocacy for women’s rights and equality. President Essebsi was a Tunisian pioneer, an Arab and African trailblazer, and a global leader.
I convey the deepest condolences of the United Nations to the family of President Essebsi and to the people and Government of Tunisia.”
New York, 25 July 2019
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