Press Releases

    SG/SM/9866
    AFR/1157
    13 May 2005

    Secretary-General Warmly Welcomes Canadian Announcement of Substantial Military Support for Darfur

    NEW YORK, 12 May (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General understands that Prime Minister Paul Martin of Canada is today announcing a substantial military support initiative to the African Union for Darfur.  The Secretary-General warmly welcomes this, as an important contribution to helping deal with the crisis.

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