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13 December 2000

Secretary-General Condemns Attack on Kissidougou, Guinea

VIENNA, 12 December (UN Information Service) -- Following is the text of a statement on the situation in Guinea issued today by the Office of the Spokesman for the Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General continues to follow with grave concern the situation in Guinea. He condemns the brutal attack on the town of Kissidougou on 10 December and deeply regrets the loss of innocent lives and the displacement of thousands of Guinean civilians. The Secretary-General has asked Mr. Oluyemi Adeniji, his Special Representative in Sierra Leone, to travel to Guinea and Liberia as his Special Envoy. Mr. Adeniji will assess the situation on the ground and make recommendations to the Secretary-General on how best the United Nations could help the Governments concerned and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to stabilize the situation.

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