Press Releases

    SG/SM/9858
    9 May 2005

    Secretary-General Congratulates United Kingdom Prime Minister on Elections, Looks forward to Collaboration on UN Reform

    NEW YORK, 6 May (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General expresses his warmest congratulations to Prime Minister Tony Blair on the results of the elections held in the United Kingdom yesterday.  He greatly values the close working relationship he has established over the past eight years with Mr. Blair and his Government.  The Secretary-General looks forward to continued collaboration with the British Government in dealing with the many challenging issues before the United Nations, including the critical process of reform the Organization is undertaking.

    * *** *