Dharamsala : Speaker of 16th Tibetan Parliament -in-Exile Ven. Khenpo Sonam Tenphel offered condolence over the demise of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Atta Annan (80) and a Nobel Peace laureate, on behalf of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and Tibetan both in and outside Tibet.
Quoting the late former UN Secretary-General’s efforts in convening world peace, harmony and humanity all over the world, Speaker wrote that his maxims on leadership continue to inspire many of leaders to meet the aspiration of general people.
Addressing the condolence letter to his wife Mrs. Nane Maria Annan and family, Speaker Ven. Khenpo Sonam Tenphel wrote, ‘He will always be remembered for his compassionate stand on minorities and his contribution towards the international development.’
Kofi Atta Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He passed away at the age of 80 years old on Saturday, Aug 18.