Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General

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17-Jun-1997 00:16:40
Briefing by Fred Eckhard, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General; and Samsiah Abdul Majid, Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly.

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There were additional participants at the mini-summit held in Libreville, Gabon. Those participants were the Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea, the Foreign Minister of Cameroon, and a political adviser from Benin.

Two fighting parties in Congo- Brazzaville had agreed to a three-day cease-fire. That cease-fire was negotiated under the auspices of the National Mediating Committee, which was headed by the Mayor of Brazzaville, Bernard Kolelas.

The seventeenth weekly report on the implementation of the oil for food plan was provided by the United Nations to Iraq.

The Security Council was scheduled this morning to take up a letter by Albania requesting an extension of the presence of the multinational protection force in that country.

The Council was also scheduled to take up the Secretary-General's progress report concerning the ending of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission (UNAVEM III) -- which would occur at the end of June -- and including a proposal for a follow-up mission.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had issued a press release, available in the Spokesman's office, which stated that Friday, 20 June, was Africa Refugee Day.

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has announced that, after receiving requests from the prosecution in the Jean-Paul Akayesu trial, the Tribunal's judges had modified the indictments against him to include the charges of sexual torture and rape, which Mr. Akayesu witnessed while serving as Bourgemestre of the Taba commune in the spring of 1994.

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