Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General who passed away last week at the age of 80, would be buried in his home country of Ghana on September 13, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has announced.
The late Kofi Annan would have a full state burial, “befitting his status as a global icon, diplomat and statesman”, the President said, according to multiple outlets, following a meeting he had with family members.
His passing on August 18 was first announced by his family on Twitter.
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Annan died in a Swiss hospital surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane and children Kojo and Nina, his foundation and close associates said.
Annan served two terms as UN Secretary-General in New York from 1997-2006
Eulogies came from far and near, including from Antonio Guterres, the current UN Secretary General.