Press Releases

         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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