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SECRETARY-GENERALíS STATEMENT ON non-PERMANENT SECURITY COUNCIL SEATS
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
With reference to the Western European candidatures for the two non-permanent seats in the United Nations Security Council for the period 2009-2010, the Secretary-General wishes to clear any misunderstanding that may have arisen during the past few days.
The Secretary-General is aware that Austria, Iceland and Turkey are contesting for these two seats. †He recognizes that they are all eminently qualified for the seats and he wishes each of them success in their effort to secure the support of Member States of the Organization. †As Secretary-General, he does not wish to signify any preference for one over any other.
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