24 March 2006

Secretary-General Welcomes ETA Ceasefire

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

The Secretary-General welcomes the permanent ceasefire declared yesterday by ETA.  He urges that this commitment be honoured, thus ending the violence which has caused so much suffering over so many years.

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