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Statement on the Passing of Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills

Press Statement

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 24, 2012

On behalf of the people of the United States, I want to send my deepest sympathies to the people of Ghana and the friends, family, and loved ones of President John Evans Atta Mills. President Mills made a significant contribution to Ghana’s democracy and development, and forged a strong and positive partnership with the United States. As the third president of modern Ghana, he worked to strengthen his country’s democratic institutions and to expand prosperity for all of its people. He promoted regional peace and reinforced Ghana’s reputation as a leader in Africa. President Mills was a champion for his nation and his loss will be felt around the world. My thoughts and prayers are with all the people of Ghana during this difficult time.

Here is the press release.

Ghana president dies unexpectedly

By Reuters

AFP / Getty Images, file Ghanaian President John Atta Mills is shown last August.

ACCRA — Ghana’s President John Atta Mills has died unexpectedly, a presidential statement said, and an aide said his death occurred on Tuesday after he took ill on Monday night.

The death of the president of the world’s No. 2 cocoa grower comes months before Mills was due to stand for re-election at the helm of the West African country that posted double-digit growth in 2011 and has been praised for its strong democracy in a turbulent region.

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I have many friends in Ghana. My sincere condolences go along with Secretary Clinton’s to all of you at this sad and difficult time.

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