The SRSG chaired the memorial parade for Major Kalil Touré from Guinea
On 1 June 2017, the last farewell in uniform was given to Major Kalil Touré from Guinea with a memorial parade.
Major Kalil Touré arrived in MINURSO on 27 May 2016 as a peacekeeper to monitor the ceasefire. During his tour of duty as UNMO, he was initially posted to Team Site Agwanit, before joining Team Site Oum Dreyga.
Major Touré fell very ill and was evacuated on 29 May 2017 to Laayoune, where he passed away in the morning of 31 May 2017.
The memorial parade took place at the Mission Headquarters Parade Ground. It was co-chaired by Ms. Kim Bolduc, SRSG and Head of the Mission, and Major General Wang Xiaojun, Force Commander.
After a ceremony where all his Mission colleagues paid tribute to his dedicated services to Peace, the remains of Major Touré, accompanied by one of his countrymen, travelled his last trip home to Guinea where he arrived on 2 June 2017.
Major Touré was born on 22 June 1965. For 35 years, he has served in the Guinean Air Force as an Engineer. He leaves a wife and 4 children.