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    SG/SM/8839
    1 September 2003

    SECRETARY-GENERAL DEEPLY CONCERNED BY
    BREAKDOWN OF CEASEFIRE IN NEPAL

    NEW YORK, 29 September (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the breakdown of the ceasefire and the recent upsurge in violence in Nepal.  He remains convinced that there is no alternative to the continuation of dialogue and a peaceful solution to the conflict.

    The Secretary-General urges all concerned, in particular the insurgents belonging to the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), to return to the negotiating table.  He reminds the parties of their responsibilities to protect civilians and abide by international humanitarian law.

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