11 January 2006

Secretary-General Expresses "Warm Appreciation" for Service of Myanmar Special Envoy, upon His Resignation

NEW YORK, 9 January (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General has accepted with regret the resignation of Tan Sri Razali Ismail, his Special Envoy for Myanmar since April 2000.

The Secretary-General expresses his warm appreciation and gratitude for Mr. Razali's more than five years of service as his Special Envoy, during which he helped the Secretary-General's good offices aimed at facilitating national reconciliation and democratization in Myanmar.

Mr. Razali's resignation was effective on 4 January, upon the expiration of his contract.

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