Office of the President of the Millennium Assembly
55th session of the United Nations General Assembly

The following statement was issued 23 January 2001
by the President of the General Assembly,


Today, the United Nations flag is at half-mast in honour of President Laurent-Desire Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who was killed last week. I appeal to all parties not to let his sudden death deter efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in that country and region.