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Weah consoles Burundi following Nkurunziza’s death

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Liberian President George Manneh Weah has sent a condolence message to the Government and People of the Republic of Burundi, following the death of his counterpart, Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza.

President Pierre Nkurunziza died recently as a result of a cardiac arrest. In his message to the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Burundi, Mr. Pascal Nyabenda, President Manneh Weah declared: “It is with great sadness and deep sorrow that we have learned of the death of one of Africa’s greatest sons, His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza.”

According to a Foreign Ministry release, President Weah said the late President Nkurunziza will be remembered for his profound patriotism and loyalty in serving his country and people. President Weah then on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia, extended heartfelt condolences to Mr. Nyabenda, and through him, to the Government and People of Burundi, especially the bereaved family for the irreparable loss sustained.

President Weah also prayed that the Almighty God will grant the people of Burundi strength, courage and fortitude during this difficult period of national mourning.—Press release

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