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    SG/SM/9663
                AFR/1087
                5 January 2005

    Secretary-General Welcomes Peace Pact in Senegal

    NEW YORK, 3 January (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan on 31 December 2004:

    The Secretary-General welcomes the peace pact signed yesterday between the Senegalese Government and the Leader of the Movement of the Democratic Forces of the Casemance (MFDC). The Secretary-General hopes that this accord will put an end to two decades of hardship and strife and bring about a new era of reconciliation and reconstruction in this southern region of Senegal.

    The United Nations stands ready to assist Senegal in this endeavour.

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