Saturday, 27 November, 2021

Powell was a great leader, warrior: FM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has expressed deep shock at the death of former US Secretary of State Colin Powell saying Powell will be remembered for his leadership role.

"I'm deeply saddened at the passing of former Secretary of State Colin Powell. He was a great leader and a warrior, who dedicated his entire life for the service to his country," said Dr Momen in a condolence message.

In his message sent through US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, the Foreign Minister said Powell will be remembered for his leadership role in shaping contemporary US foreign policy and contributions.

"He earned respect both at home and abroad through his work and diplomatic acumen. He had the moral courage to confess that his presentation on 'weapons of mass destruction of Iraq" was not accurate," Dr Momen said.

The Foreign Minister offered their heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family for this great loss. "Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time."

Colin Powell died on Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.