15 February 2005

Secretary-General Concerned Over Deteriorating Security in Togo, Calls for Restraint, Peaceful Solution to Crisis

NEW YORK, 14 February (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan on 12 February:

The Secretary-General is concerned over the deteriorating security situation in Togo. He expresses his sadness over deaths and injuries that have resulted from the violent incident in Lomé on 12 February.  He calls on all sides to exercise maximum restraint, while efforts continue to find an early and peaceful solution to the country's current crisis.

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