Press Releases

    SG/SM/9728
    AFR/1111
    23 February 2005

    Secretary-General Concerned by Stalled Talks on Togo Crises

    NEW YORK, 22 February (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued on Saturday, 19 February, by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General is concerned that talks between the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Togolese authorities on the country's constitutional crisis have not advanced.  He notes that ECOWAS has consequently suspended Togo from the regional body.  The Secretary-General reiterates his call for continued and urgent efforts to find a peaceful solution consistent with constitutional order and the rule of law.

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