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30 December 2004
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland
New York, 30 January 2004
The second question: Mr. Brahimi keeps making comments publicly that your spokesman tells me do not reflect your view on the Israeli-Palestinian issues. Do they? And, secondly, is it time to let him go, then?
Let me start with your first question. Or do you want me to start with the second? Okay, I will start with the second.
I had really not wanted to get into any other topic except this major disaster that we have in front of us. But I will say that Mr. Brahimi, who is a very experienced diplomat and has served the international community well, has sometimes expressed his views. I think I gave a statement on this not more than two weeks ago, and I do not think I have anything to add to that statement. Fred, you issued a statement? No, I issued a statement. Fred can give you a copy. And that is still my position.
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