18 February 2005
UN Welcomes Egypts Decision to Wave Surcharge for Ships Destined for UN Peacekeeping Operations
NEW YORK, 17 February (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The United Nations welcomes Egypts recent decision to waive a new 25 per cent surcharge for all ships carrying military equipment through the Suez Canal destined for United Nations peacekeeping operations.
Egypt currently has uniformed personnel serving in United Nations peacekeeping operations in Western Sahara, Haiti, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Sierra Lone, Kosovo, Liberia and Georgia.
The United Nations welcomes Egypts continuing support of United Nations peacekeeping efforts.
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