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SECRETARY-GENERAL GRATIFIED AT SAFE RELEASE OF HEAD OF UNITED NATIONS
REFUGEE AGENCY OFFICE IN QUETTA, PAKISTAN
The following statement was issued yesterday by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General is gratified to learn of the safe release of John Solecki, the head of the United Nations Refugee Agency office in Quetta, Pakistan, who is now once more in the care of the United Nations.† He is grateful to all those who have tried over the past two months to help secure John Soleckiís release, and would like in particular to express his appreciation for the strong message made by Balochi leaders in support of his release, as well as the efforts made by the Government of Pakistan.
The Secretary-General reaffirms the continuing commitment of the United Nations to help all the people of Pakistan, which has been demonstrated in John Soleckiís own work.
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