POHNPEI, 08 AUGUST 2017 (PACNEWS) — The President of the Marshall Islands, Dr Hilda Heine has announced the untimely death of her minister in assistance, Mattlan Zackhras, after a short illness.


Posting on her official twitter page, President Heine expressed sadness at the death of Minister Zackhras, who she described as ‘having worked tirelessly at home and abroad on behalf of the Marshallese people and the islands that he loved deeply’.

Foreign Affairs Minister, John Silk has been temporarily appointed to take over the late minister’s international duties until further notice, said President Heine…. PACNEWS [/restrict]