Press Release
Department of Public Information · News Coverage Service · New York

10 February 1999

... At the behest of its President, the Council observed a minute's silence at the outset of the meeting in tribute to the memory of King Hussein. The meeting, which began at 4:15 p.m., was adjourned at 4:35 p.m.



The President of the Security Council, ROBERT FOWLER (Canada), said he would like to express profound grief and sorrow at the death of King Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. King Hussein's entire life was dedicated to a devoted service to his country and tireless search for peace, stability and understanding in the Middle East. His loss would be greatly felt. On behalf of the Council, he conveyed to King Abdullah, the bereaved family and the people of Jordan, the Council's profound condolences.

The Council then observed a moment of silence in tribute to the memory of King Hussein.


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