“Lost a friend in Ernst Mühlemann,” President Gorbachev

Expressing shock at the passing away of Mr. Ernst Mühlemann, a veteran Swiss politician and a member of the Board of the Green Cross International, President Mikhail Gorbachev said it was a “personal loss.”

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“Ernst Mühlemann has been a good friend and a reliable partner for many years, “ said Mr. Gorbachev, the founding President of Green Cross International. “I still remember his visit to Moscow nearly 20 years ago as part of the delegation of the Council of Europe.”

Mr. Mühlemann joined the Board of the Green Cross International in June 2000 after his work as a Swiss Parliamentarian in the Swiss National Council. He has been an active member of the GCI Board, instrumental in contributing to the development of the organisation’s network.
“Mr. Mühlemann was a source of great inspiration for Green Cross,” said Alexander Likhotal, President of Green Cross International. “As a person of great vision and enormous experience, he always had a positive approach to people and issues. I was privileged to rely on his guidance and advice.”
Ernst Mühlemann was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1930.
Reactions from the GCI network
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“Let us express our deep sorrow on the passing away of Mr Mühlemann, whom we knew well personally and respected very much. He was a strong person of high calibre who always followed the right principles and combined them with a sensitive and concerned soul.”

Vladimir Shevtsov, on behalf of Green Cross Belarus
“It is with the deepest sorrow that we learned of the loss of Ernst Mühlemann, our beloved colleague. He was a man of great integrity, uncommon graciousness and heart opening commitment. Ernst’s humour was also not to be surpassed. We shall miss him dearly and wish to accomplish much more in his memory. We were blessed to have him in our lives.”
Diane Meyer Simon, Founder & President Emeritus Global Green USA
“We, at GCK are also very sad to lose our biggest colleague, Mr. Ernst Mühlemann. We express our deepest sympathy to the members of his family from long distance and share their sense of bereavement.”
Hyung Kwon, Oh, President & CEO Green Cross Korea PrepCom

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