2 December 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11976

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL SPEAKS WITH INDIA’S PRIME MINISTER ON MUMBAI ATTACKS;


COMMENDS COURAGE, RESILIENCE SHOWN BY GOVERNMENT, PEOPLE

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General spoke this morning with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India over the telephone.  He once again expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and the wounded in the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last week.  They agreed that it was critical to bring the perpetrators to justice, and that all should fully cooperate in this effort.


While commending the courage and resilience shown by the Government and people of India, the Secretary-General reaffirmed his condemnation of terrorism and his determination to provide a lead role for the United Nations in dealing with this global menace.


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