7 January 2003

Secretary-General, Saddened by Death of 'Great Statesman' Lord Jenkins, Praises Vision, Integrity, Commitment to European Cause

NEW YORK, 6 January (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General was saddened to learn of the death of Lord Jenkins, the British politician, intellectual and writer. He regrets the loss of this great statesman who distinguished himself through his vision and integrity, as well as his life-long commitment to the European cause. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to Lord Jenkins' family, and to his many friends and colleagues in the United Kingdom and around the world.

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