Press Releases

    SG/SM/9521
         AFR/1044
         8 October 2004

    Secretary-General Deplores Action Leading to Death of Chief of Staff of Guinea-Bissau’s Armed Forces

    NEW YORK, 7 October (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General deplores the action by a group of mutinous soldiers that led to the death of the Chief of Staff of Guinea-Bissau’s armed forces on 6 October 2004. He has asked his Representative in Guinea-Bissau, Mr. Joao Bernardo Honwana, to continue to lend the necessary support to help all parties resolve the crisis peacefully and quickly.

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