Press Releases

    SG/SM/8308
    18 July 2002

    Concerned at Recent Developments Between Morocco, Spain, Secretary-General Urges Parties to Seek Peaceful Resolution

    NEW YORK, 17 July (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued this morning by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General has been following with concern recent developments between Morocco and Spain. He has been in contact with leaders on both sides. He regrets any unilateral action taken so far and hopes that both parties will adhere to their original undertaking to resolve the issue through peaceful means.

    The Secretary-General stands ready to offer his good offices should the two sides so desire.

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