Press Releases

    SG/SM/9358
    AFR/969
    14 June 2004

    Secretary-General Condemns Coup Attempt in Democratic Republic of Congo

    NEW YORK, 11 June (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General condemns the attempted coup early today in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    The Secretary-General restates the commitment of the United Nations for the transitional process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its institutions, and urges all actors to show cohesion and determination to bring the transition to a successful conclusion.

    The Secretary-General reaffirms that the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) and its partners in the United Nations system stand ready to assist the Government of National Unity and Transition to achieve its goals as provided for by the global and all-inclusive agreement, and urges all partners in the Government to work together in a cooperative and constructive manner.

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