Member countries of the United Nations making up the Security Council have agreed to declare that Bernard Tanoh Boutchoue, Ambassador from the Republic of Ivory Coast, who died on 18th April in New York, was indeed an unconditional friend of peace, who stood out for his defence of and respect for the basic principles of the UN in the representation of his country.
After the death in February 2017 of the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation, Vitali Curkin, the highest decision-making body of the United Nations has once again received a severe blow through the death of the Ambassador Permanent Representative from the Republic of Ivory Coast, Bernard Tanoh Boutchoue, who took up the post in September 2017.
At the start of the sessions of 19th, focussed on Colombia and Guinea Bissau, the Representative from Peru and President of the Security Council for the month of April, after announcing the sad news that left the ambassadors present shocked, asked for a minute’s silence in memory of Tanoh.
During the speeches, the Ambassador Permanent Representative from the Republic of Equatorial Guinea before the United Nations, Anatolio Ndong Mba, accompanied by the First Deputy Representative, Job Obiang Esono Mbengono, and various members of our diplomatic mission, underlined the professionalism of his counterpart, and highlighted his joviality, easy manner and humility.
His sudden departure is a huge blow to the diplomatic community, before the UN in particular, for the African group and for the A3. Our deepest condolences go to his family, to his compatriots, and to the Government of Ivory Coast”, said the ambassador.
This homage coincided with the commemoration for the victims who have lost their lives during the various United Nations missions.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea