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Ban offers condolences after Annan's death

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday mourned the death of Kofi Annan, the Nobel laureate and Ban's predecessor, saying that he will always be remembered.

This Yonhap file photo shows former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) shaking hands with Kofi Annan, the Nobel laureate and Ban's predecessor, on Dec. 15, 2006. (Yonhap)

This Yonhap file photo shows former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) shaking hands with Kofi Annan, the Nobel laureate and Ban's predecessor, on Dec. 15, 2006. (Yonhap)

Annan -- who had led the United Nations from 1997 to 2006 -- was announced dead earlier in the day. He and the organization were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001

"Annan will always be remembered and respected for his vision and courage to keep the principle and idea of the United Nations," Ban said in a press release.

Ban further said he offers deep condolences to Annan's wife and family, as well as all of his former colleagues at the U.N. Source from the Yonhap.

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