31 January 2003

Secretary-General Congratulates Russian Federation, Ukraine on Boundary Agreement

NEW YORK, 30 January (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan on 29 January:

The Secretary-General was very pleased to learn of the signing yesterday in Kiev of an "Agreement between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on the Ukrainian-Russian State Boundary". He extends his congratulations to Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation and Leonid Kuchma, President of Ukraine on this important development, which will enhance the security and stability of both nations.

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