Eesti alalise esindaja ÜRO juures, Margus Kolga sõnavõtt Peaassambleel Ida-Euroopa riikide grupi nimel


Mister President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,


It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of His Excellency Mr. Michael Chilufyua Sata, the President of the Republic of Zambia. As Chairman of the Group of Eastern European States (EEG) please allow me to express our deepest condolences to the people of Zambia with regard to this sad news. I would like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to the late president who was a well respected member of the international community and a committed leader of the Zambian people. History will remember President Sata as a charismatic leader whom his own nation is remembering as a passionate competitor, a true Zambian, a man of conviction and great determination. As has been noted by his friends, he was extremely dedicated about anything he had decided to achieve. Throughout his political career, he played an important role in the public life of his country and remained a vocal advocate of the Zambian people.

May he rest in peace!

I thank you for your attention!


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