PETALING JAYA: The Senegal Embassy expressed its gratitude to the Malaysian government for its support and guidance following the death of Ambassador Fatou-Danielle Diagne (pic).
Deputy Senegal Ambassador to Malaysia, Assane Sougou, said the embassy appreciated the Malaysian authorities' assistance.
Fatou-Danielle, 65, succumbed to a heart attack at 5.05 am on Wednesday (Sept 9), about two hours after she was rushed to a hospital following complaints of chest pain.
The repatriation of her remains to Dakar is progressing smoothly despite movement restrictions in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
"For the moment, the Covid-19 does not affect the (repatriation) process.
"Nevertheless, compliance with the measures taken by the Malaysian authorities under the recovery MCO will be required.
"Furthermore, the embassy is aware that whatever difficulties one may face, the support of the Malaysian government is assured," Sougou said.
The embassy also expressed gratitude to the Malaysian government for welcoming and accepting Fatou-Danielle when she was posted here in December 2018.
"Diagne loved Malaysia very much," he said.
The Senegalese authorities have taken measures to ensure that the funeral services ran smoothly, as preparations continue to fly her remains to Dakar on Saturday evening (Sept 12).
She left behind her husband Ibrahima Diagne and six children. Her youngest son, Mohamed Diagne, was staying with her in Malaysia.
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