24 January 2006

Secretary-General Saddened at Loss of Slovak Citizens Serving with Kosovo Force

NEW YORK, 23 January (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General was saddened to learn that 42 Slovak soldiers and civilians, serving with NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR), had been killed following the crash of a military plane last Thursday night in north-eastern Hungary. He extends his profound condolences to the Slovak Government and to the bereaved families, and wishes a speedy recovery to the sole survivor.

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