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    SG/SM/8864

    12 September 2003

    SECRETARY-GENERAL “DEEPLY SADDENED” AT DEATH
    OF ANNA LINDH, FOREIGN MINISTER OF SWEDEN

    NEW YORK, 11 September (UN Headquarters) -- Following is a statement by Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the death of Anna Lindh:

    I was shocked and deeply saddened this morning to learn of the death of Anna Lindh, the minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden.

    Sweden has lost a successful and great Foreign Minister, a great Swede and a great European.  I have also lost a close friend and so has the United Nations.

    In these painful times, I send my heartfelt condolences to her family, her husband and their two children, as well as to the people and Government of Sweden.

    I share in their grief and pain at this tragic loss.

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