SECRETARY-GENERAL DEEPLY CONCERNED AT REPORTS OF INCREASING VIOLENCE IN SOMALIA

SG/SM/10459-AFR/1382
12 May 2006

SECRETARY-GENERAL DEEPLY CONCERNED AT REPORTS OF INCREASING VIOLENCE IN SOMALIA

12 May 2006
Secretary-General
SG/SM/10459
AFR/1382
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL DEEPLY CONCERNED AT REPORTS OF INCREASING VIOLENCE IN SOMALIA


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


The Secretary-General is deeply concerned at recent reports of increasing violence in Mogadishu, which has caused the deaths of over a hundred people and the displacement of thousands of non-combatants.


The Secretary-General calls on the warring factions to cease fire immediately.  He also urges all parties to support the Transitional Federal Institutions in their effort to implement the Transitional Charter.


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