22 June 2006

Secretary-General "Greatly Appreciates" Offers by Denmark, Japan to Provide Air Support to United Nations in Iraq

NEW YORK, 21 June (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General greatly appreciates Denmark's recent announcement that it will provide a dedicated fixed-wing aircraft for United Nations operations in Iraq.  He also welcomes the recent offer by the Government of Japan to provide airlift support.  The Secretary-General looks forward to seeing these arrangements finalized and implemented as soon as possible.  These contributions will significantly improve United Nations mobility and support to its offices in Iraq.

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