Press Releases

    8 March 2005

    Secretary-General, Noting Syrian President’s Speech, Dispatches Envoy to Beirut, Damascus to Discuss Security Council Resolution 1559

    The following statement was issued on Saturday, 5 March, by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General took note of the speech delivered today in Damascus by the Syrian President, Dr. Bashar Al Assad, and will study it carefully.

    Meanwhile, he has requested his special envoy, Terje Roed-Larsen, to travel to Beirut and Damascus this week to discuss with Lebanese and Syrian officials the full, complete and immediate implementation of Security Council resolution 1559.

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