Mr. Ismael Koroma, the Deputy Chief of Mission to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on Thursday 27th March 2014 signed the Condolence Register of Mr. Adolfo Suarez, former President of Spain on behalf of His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at the Spanish Embassy here in Addis Ababa.
The death of Mr. Suarez was made public on March 23rd 2014 after which a Book of Condolence was opened at the Chancery on Wednesday March 26.
He ruled Spain from 1976 to 1981 and was one of the main architects of that country’s transition to democratic governance.
The Deputy Head of Mission’s message of condolence which he autographed on the Condolence Register reads in part: “On behalf of His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, the Government and People of the Republic of Sierra Leone, I hereby convey our sincere deep condolences to the bereaved family, the Government and people of Spain on the passing away of the former Spanish President, Mr. Adolfo Suarez which sad event took place on Sunday March 23rd, 2014.”
The message continued: “Mr. Suarez was a renowned world leader and an international icon of democracy. May the Good Lord grant his soul eternal and blissful rest.”
Abdul Karim Koroma
Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone