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|Press Release No: UNIS/SG/2563|
|Release Date: 16 May 2000|
|Secretary-General Acknowledges Liberian President's Role
In Peacekeepers Release
NEW YORK, 15 May (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General will shortly be talking with President Taylor, who has been tasked by West African Governments to facilitate the release of the United Nations detainees.
He is gratified by the progress made thus far and will encourage President Taylor to press on until the roughly 350 remaining detainees held by the Revolutionary United Front are freed and their weapons and equipment recovered.
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