Press Releases

    SG/SM/9576
    4 November 2004

    Secretary-General Congratulates US President George W. Bush on Re-Election

    NEW YORK, 3 November (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General warmly congratulates President Bush on his re-election, and the American people on the impressive demonstration of democracy they have given by turning out in record numbers to participate in yesterday’s election.  He also congratulates Senator Kerry on his prompt and statesmanlike decision to accept the outcome.

    The Secretary-General is committed to continuing to work with President Bush and his administration on the whole range of issues facing the United Nations and the world.

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