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    SG/SM/8869

    15 September 2003

    SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES SECURITY COUNCIL’S
    LIFTING OF SANCTIONS ON LIBYA

    NEW YORK, 12 September (UN Headquarters) -- Following is a statement issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General welcomes the adoption today by the Security Council of a resolution lifting sanctions against Libya.

    The Secretary-General hopes that this important step, along with the settlement arrangements agreed following many years of intensive negotiations, will help bring some comfort to the families of the victims of the tragic events over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988 and Niger in 1989 as the international community strives to bring this tragic chapter to a close.

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