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Annan Congratulates China On Its 2nd Space Mission

Annan Congratulates China On Its Second Space Mission

New York, Oct 17 2005

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today hailed China for safely and successfully launching its second mission into space.

The Secretary-General “extends his warm congratulations to the People's Republic of China,” his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said in New York.

“This flight demonstrates, yet again, that the exploration of space knows no national borders, and that every peaceful mission accomplished is another step forward for all humankind,” he added in response to questions.

ENDS

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