Press Releases

    SG/SM/9796
    SAG/345
    1 April 2005

    Secretary-General Congratulates Paul Wolfowitz on Election as World Bank President

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

    The Secretary-General congratulates Paul Wolfowitz on his election as the next President of the World Bank.  At a time when the world has before it far-reaching proposals for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the Secretary-General looks forward to working closely with Mr. Wolfowitz in the fight against global poverty.  And he welcomes him to the Chief Executives Board of the United Nations.

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