President Mayardit participates in state funeral of Ethiopian Prime Minister Ato Meles Zenawi

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Addis Ababa

September 2, 2012

South Sudan President General Salva Kiir Mayardit participated in the state funeral of the Ethopian Prime Minister Ato Meles Zenawi who passed away last month of August 20th, 2012. A high level delegation from South Sudan, along with those from many other African nations, have attended the burial of the Zenawi held at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa.

In his address, President Mayardit said, "He has been an inspiration to me and I believe to many of us, for the ideals, which we fought for, Justice, Liberty and Prosperity. He was one who cannot give up even in the face of difficult challenges.".

"We have lost a great man but his legacy of a peaceful and progressive Africa will leave forever among us. Prime Minister Meles has left us huge boots to fill, but we remain confident that his Comrades will build on the solid foundation that Ethiopia has laid down under his leadership to score more programs in different fields."

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