Press Releases

         14 June 2005

    Secretary-General Encouraged by Special Envoy’s Constructive Discussions With Syria’s President

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

    The Secretary-General was briefed today in Paris by his Special Envoy, Terje Roed-Larsen, who has just returned from Syria where he met with President Bashar el-Assad on Sunday.  His discussions with the Syrian President were constructive and helpful.

    The Secretary-General was encouraged by Mr. Roed-Larsen’s report.  He will continue working together with President Assad, the Syrian government and other parties for the full implementation of Security Council resolution 1559.

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