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    The second secretary of the Russian diplomatic mission in Sudan reports that more than one hundred people including the Sudanese Foreign Minister came to commemorate the late Russian ambassador.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Over a hundred of residents of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, have signed the book of condolences to commemorate late Russian ambassador Mirgayas Shirinsky, the mission's second secretary Sergey Konyashin told Sputnik.

    According to Konyashin, Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour, Presidential Assistant Awad Al Jaz and other prominent officials and public figures were among those coming to pay homage to Shirinsky.

    The representatives of the Russian-speaking diaspora of Khartoum, as well as the Sudanese who had graduated from Soviet and Russian higher education institutions also left their signatures in the condolences book, Konyashin added.

    Mirgayas Shirinsky's body will be transferred to the Belarusian capital city of Minsk on August 30, the mission's press secretary Sergey Konyashin told Sputnik.

    "The body will be transferred to relatives in Belarus, the ambassador's wife. On August 30, it will be transferred to Minsk by plane," Konyashin said.

    Shirinsky was found dead in the pool at his Khartoum residence on Wednesday. The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that a cardiac arrest was the cause of the ambassador's death.

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