General Assembly pays tribute to late President Mutharika of Malawi

US President Barack Obama meets with Bingu Wa Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi in 2010

The late President Bingu Wa Mutharika was remembered by the General Assembly as it met on Monday.

The late President Mutharika passed away on Thursday, 5 April 2012 after suffering from cardiac arrest at his official residence at Lilongwe.

An economist by training, he became the President of the Republic of Malawi in 2004 and was re-elected for a second term of office in a landslide victory in 2009.

Representatives of regional groups at the United Nations and the United States as the host country praised the late president for his role in fighting hunger and poverty in his country.

Dianne Penn reports.

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