Press Releases

    SG/SM/9211
                                                                                                                            AFR/862
                                                                                                                    23 March 2004



    Secretary-General Dispatches Envoy to Equatorial Guinea

    NEW YORK, 22 March (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General has been following with concern recent developments in Equatorial Guinea where attempts have been made to overthrow the Government by unconstitutional means. The Secretary-General has, therefore, decided to dispatch to Equatorial Guinea the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Mr. Tuliameni Kalomoh, as his Special Envoy to discuss with the authorities the situation on the ground and its implications for peace and security in the subregion.

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