OSCE Chairman to attend funeral of Macedonian President Trajkovski tomorrow

Posted in Other | 09-Mar-04 | Author: Richard Murphy

VIENNA, 4 March 2004 - The OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy, will attend the funeral of the late President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Boris Trajkovski, in Skopje on Friday.

President Trajkovski and eight other people died on 26 February when their plane crashed in the mountains near Stolac in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The delegation had been on their way to attend an investment conference.

The CiO has expressed his profound sadness over the tragic death of President Trajkovski, which he said "robbed his country of a major figure who had done so much to restore a sense of unity among the different ethnic groups."

President Trajkovski will be buried in the Arbored Walk of the Greats at Butel Cemetery in Skopje on Friday, 5 March.