Press Releases

    14 July 2005

    Secretary-General Commends Benin, Niger for Peaceful Settlement of Border Dispute through ICJ

    NEW YORK, 13 July (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General has taken note of the judgment of the International Court of Justice delivered on 12 July 2005 concerning the border dispute between the Republic of Benin and the Republic of Niger.

    The Secretary-General commends the two countries for resorting to the International Court of Justice for a peaceful settlement of their border dispute.  He notes with satisfaction their reaffirmation that they will respect and implement the judgment of the Court.

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