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State Councilor sends condolences to UN chief over Annan’s death

Updated: Aug 21,2018 8:01 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has offered condolences over the passing away of former United Nations (UN) chief Kofi Annan.

In his message dated on Aug 19 to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Wang said he deeply mourned Annan and expressed condolences to his family.

The former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate passed away on Aug 18 at the age of 80.