Publish dateSaturday 25 May 2024 - 13:37
Story Code : 290900
UN to hold memorial service for Iran’s late president, FM
UN General Assembly is to hold a memorial service for Iran’s late President Ebrahim Raeisi and his foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian who lost their lives in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Monitoring: Dennis Francis, President of the UN General Assembly, has announced that the ceremony is slated for Thursday, May 30.
On Thursday Francis paid tribute to the late Iranian president and foreign minister by signing a memorial book at the Islamic Republic’s mission in New York
The UN General Assembly president, who was accorded welcome by Amir Saeed Iravani, Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, sympathized with the Iranian government and nation and the families of the victims. 
The UN General Assembly had earlier observed a minute of silence for the victims of the copter crash in Iran.
President Raeisi was returning from a ceremony to inaugurate a dam on Iran’s border with Azerbaijan on Sunday when his helicopter crashed in Varzaqan, northwestern Iran, on Sunday.
Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and a number of senior provincial officials were also on board the helicopter that crashed, killing all onboard./Mehr
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