6 January 2006

Secretary-General Deeply Concerned about Health of Israeli Prime Minister Sharon

NEW YORK, 5 January (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the health of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.  He is following developments closely and very much hopes that the Prime Minister will make a speedy recovery.  His thoughts are with Mr. Sharon and his family, as well as with the Government and people of Israel.

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