Photos: Presidents, other dignitaries arrive for Kofi Annan's funeral

Photos: Presidents, other dignitaries arrive for Kofi Annan's funeral
Source: Ghana|Myjoyonline.com | David Andoh | david.andoh@myjoyonline.com
Date: 12-09-2018 Time: 11:09:51:pm
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Presidents, prime ministers, and other dignitaries have started to gather in the country on Wednesday for the funeral of the late Secretary General of the United Nation, Kofi Annan.

So far, Ethiopian president, Dr Mulato Teshome; Nigerien Prime Minister, Brigi Rafini; Namibian president, Hage Geingob; Angolan Vice-president and Bonito Desousa Baltaza Diogo.

Also, the representative of Qatar president, Thani Hamad Khalifa Hamad Al-Thani and the Sierra Leone president, Julius Maada Bio have touched down to pay their last respect to the global icon. 

The remains of the former UN Secretary General arrived in Ghana from Switzerland, where he passed on Monday. On Thursday, a solemn burial service and final interment will be held.

Below are some pictures of their arrival at the airport.

Angolan veep showing appreciation to a dancer welcoming him

Ethiopian president after touching down at the airport

 

President Dr Mulato Teshome greeting upon his arrival

The guard of honour to welcome the presidents and other dignitaries

Nigerien PM, Brigi Rafini on the red carpet

Nigerien PM, Brigi Rafini exchanging pleasantries

Angolan Vice-president, Bonito Desousa Baltaza Diogo

Namibian president Hage Geingob

Namibian president Hage Geingob inspecting a guard of honour

Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Bio welcome at the airport

Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Bio in a handshake with a little kid

Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Bio

Representative of Qatar president, Thani Hamad Khalifa Hamad Al-Thani arrives

Representative of Qatar president, Thani Hamad Khalifa Hamad Al-Thani

Representative of Qatar president, Thani Hamad Khalifa Hamad Al-Thani on the red carpet


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