24 January 2006

Secretary-General Welcomes Mission by British Foreign Secretary; Expresses Deep Commitment to Cyprus Solution

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

The Secretary-General welcomes the initiative of the British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, to undertake a mission to Cyprus, Greece and Turkey this week.  He remains deeply committed to the search for a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus issue and is confident that Mr. Straw's mission will complement the active engagement of the United Nations.

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