UN Tribute: To Late UK Foreign Sec Robin Cook
Annan Pays Tribute To Late UK Foreign Secretary Robin Cook
Reacting with sadness to the death of former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today looked back on their long cooperation together and paid tribute to the late diplomat's skills.
"Throughout a rich and varied life, Mr. Cook displayed exceptional intellect, eloquence, vision and passion in the domestic and international arenas alike," a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement released in New York.
"During several years of close collaboration, the Secretary-General looked to Mr. Cook as a partner on a wide range of issues," the spokesman said, conveying condolences to Mr. Cook's wife and family, "as well as to his colleagues and friends around the world."