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Ivory Coast Ambassador to UN, Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue Dies

Veteran diplomat Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the Ivory Coast’s ambassador to the United Nations and a member of the UN Security Council, has died suddenly.

The Security Council began a meeting Thursday with members standing in silent tribute to their colleague, who was serving a two-year term on the U.N.’s most powerful body.

Peru’s UN Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, the current council president, said the Security Council “with great shock and profound sadness acknowledges the sudden passing yesterday of our dear colleague and friend.”

Meza-Cuadra called him “a great diplomat” who was committed to ending “the suffering of millions of people affected by conflicts and humanitarian crises, especially in his dear continent of Africa”.

 | How Africa News

“There are no words to express our feelings of sadness upon this news,” Meza-Cuadra said.

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