NATO Secretary General on the death of Nelson Mandela

  • 05 Dec. 2013 -
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  • Press Release (2013) 141
  • Issued on 05 Dec. 2013
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  • Last updated: 06 Dec. 2013 08:22

I convey my deepest condolences to the family of former president Nelson Mandela and to the government and the people of South Africa.

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Nelson Mandela was a man of peace and a truly inspirational figure. He was a symbol of freedom, dignity and reconciliation to millions of people, irrespective of race.

His death is a loss to us all, but he leaves a lasting legacy to the whole world.