16 November 2004
Secretary-General Thanks Colin Powell for Close and Productive Relationship over Past Four Years
NEW YORK, 15 November (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
I have spoken to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell since he announced his resignation. I thanked him for the close and productive relationship I have enjoyed with him over the past four years, during which we worked together on a wide range of issues of concern to the international community. I have always valued his wise counsel and objective approach. I conveyed to my good friend, Colin L. Powell, my best wishes for the future.
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