In a press release by the German Embassy in Beirut, it said: “On the sad occasion of the passing away of former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Antonius Eitel, a book of condolences will be open at the new Embassy building in Dekwaneh.”
Release added: “Professor Dr. Antonius “Tono” Eitel, former Ambassador of Germany in Lebanon from 1982 to 1987, member of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, has passed away on June 25, 2017. During his time in Beirut, he was well-known and much-liked by his Lebanese friends and counterparts, shared the hardships of the civil war, survived an assassination attempt in 1985 during which his driver, Mr. Souhair Daou was killed, and even after his stay, he followed developments in Lebanon with a keen and personal interest. He last served as German Ambassador to the United Nations in New York but even after his retirement was called upon to act as a special envoy on various occasions.”
Release said: “Germany is losing a great diplomat. Lebanon is losing a close friend.”
“The Embassy will open a Book of Condolences on Thursday, July 6, from 13:00 pm to 15:00, and on Friday, July 7, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm,” release concluded.
Source: National News Agency