EU Presidency statement on the death of the President of Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov
Press release 540/2006
21 December, 2006
The Presidency of the European Union has received the news of the sudden death of the President of Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov. The Presidency expresses its condolences to his family.
The Presidency calls on the Turkmen authorities to make every effort to ensure that the succession to President Niyazov proceeds in accordance with international standards.