Press Releases

    5 December 2005

    Secretary-General Welcomes Ceasefire Extension by Nepal Communist Party

    NEW YORK, 2 December (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General welcomes the news that the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has decided to extend by one month the unilateral ceasefire that it had declared in September.  It will be recalled that the Secretary-General had recently called for an extension and urged His Majesty's Government of Nepal to reciprocate the ceasefire.

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