December 10, 2016

Condolences by the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, on the passing away of former Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides, 16 November 2013

The Spokesperson of the United Nations Secretary-General, in a written statement yesterday, states the following: “The Secretary-General was saddened to learn of the passing of the former President of the Republic of Cyprus Glafcos Clerides today in Nicosia. Mr. Clerides was a highly respected leader of his country and of the Greek Cypriot community. He was known for his strong support for the reunification of Cyprus and form many years played a central role in the UN-facilitated talks aimed at reaching a comprehensive settlement.

The Secretary-General expressed his condolences to the family of the late Mr. Clerides.”