Press Releases

    SG/SM/8250
    29 May 2002

    UN, Welcoming Colombia's Elections, Will Examine 'with Care and Interest' President-Elect's Proposals for UN Role in New Peace Efforts

    NEW YORK, 28 May (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The United Nations welcomes the fact that the Colombian people were able to exercise their right to vote on Sunday, 26 May 2002, and have acted decisively to elect the candidate of their choice.

    The United Nations has been supporting peace efforts in Colombia, and will examine with care and interest president-elect Alvaro Uribe's proposals regarding a future role for the Organization in new peace efforts.

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