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     UNIS/SG/2336
     16 August 1999
    Secretary-General Deeply Concerned at Abduction of Six Expatriates
     And Three Staff of Non-Governmental Organizations in Liberia

     

     NEW YORK, 13 August (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Office of the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

     The Secretary-General is deeply concerned at the abduction of six expatriates and three national staff of non-governmental organizations in Liberia by an armed group on 11 August.  The Secretary-General deplores this serious incident and calls on the concerned group to release all the hostages immediately and without any conditions.  He welcomes the efforts of the Government of Liberia to seek the earliest release of all the hostages and to ensure the safety and security of all international personnel in its territory.
     

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