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Turkish foreign minister offers condolences over passing of Gabonese counterpart

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday extended condolences over the passing of his Gabonese counterpart Michael Moussa Adamo.

"I have learned with deep sorrow the passing away of my dear friend Gabonese Foreign Minister Michael Moussa-Adamo. Extend my heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family & people of Gabon. May Allah bless his soul," Cavusoglu said on Twitter.

Adamo, 62, died of a heart attack during a Cabinet meeting on Friday, according to local sources.

Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba said on Twitter that Adamo was a "very great diplomat, a true statesman," adding: "For me, he was first of all a friend, loyal and faithful, on whom I could always count. This is a huge loss for Gabon. RIP."

Source: Anadolu Agency