Today we all mourn the loss of one of the greatest men of our times: with the passing of Kofi Annan, Ghana, Africa and the entire world lost a true humanitarian who dedicated his life to defending peace and human rights.
A laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize and Secretary General of the United Nations for two consecutive mandates, Kofi Annan was a staunch supporter of multilateralism and fought against racism, social exclusion and intolerance, including in his engagement as chairperson of The Elders group.
All parties must now complete this electoral process in the calm and responsible spirit shown so far, while awaiting the announcement of the final results by the Constitutional Court. Any challenges to the results must be made peacefully and through the legal channels set up for addressing grievances.
Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, held a phone call today with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Chrystia Freeland.