The General Assembly observes a moment of silence in memory of the late Michael Chilufya Sata, who had served as the President of the Republic of Zambia since 2011. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It was with deep personal sadness that I learned of President Sata’s passing this week. Over the years, I had the pleasure of working with President Sata on many issues of mutual importance to our countries. He was a remarkable man of peace, whose efforts impacted not only the people of Zambia and the continent of Africa, but indeed, the entire world.
The President’s work ethic and tireless devotion to the Zambian people will long be remembered; as will his legendary journey into the highest political office in Zambia.
President Sata was a one-of-a-kind and he will be greatly missed.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Source: United Nations
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