31 December 1999


Press Release
SG/SM/7273



SECRETARY-GENERAL, RELIEVED THAT INDIAN AIRLINES HIJACKING HAS ENDED, REITERATES CONDEMNATION OF ALL TERRORIST ACTS

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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary- General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General is greatly relieved that the terrorist hijacking of Indian Airlines flight 814 has come to an end with no further loss of life. He is particularly pleased that all the passengers and the crew of the hijacked plane are back in freedom.

The Secretary-General reiterates his condemnation of all acts of terrorism from whatever quarter.

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