International dignitaries gathered together on Thursday morning, to pay their last respects to the late former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at his funeral held in the Ghanaian capital city Accra. About 1500 dignitaries were in attendance. Amongst these were; heads of state and the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres. Others who attended include; President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe, George Weah of Liberia, Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire, Hage Geingob of Namibia and Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, Ghana Web reported.
Angolan Vice-President Bornito de Sousa, the former Queen of the Netherlands, Princess Beatrix; the Deputy Chief of the African Union Commission, Kwesi Quartey, former Prime Minister of Kenya Raila Odinga, National Assembly Speaker of Kenya Justin Muturi, and South Korea’s former Ambassador to the United States, Choi Young, all paid their respects to Annan.
Andrea L Thompson, the United States Under-Secretary of State for Arms Controlled her country’s delegation to the funeral as Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo directed flags to be flown at half-mast throughout the country in memory of the iconic diplomat.