Joschka Fischer pays farewell visit to Kofi Annan

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4 November 2005, NEW YORK - German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, who will soon be looking for a new job, had a farewell talk Thursday with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

4 November 2005

NEW YORK - German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, who will soon be looking for a new job, had a farewell talk Thursday with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Annan and Fischer, who has been foreign minister since 1998, discussed the Middle East, Kosovo, Iraq, Iran's nuclear programme and reforming the United Nations, German diplomats said.

"It was wonderful working with you," Annan said during the meeting at U.N. headquarters.

U.N. emergency aid coordinator Jan Egeland, also at the meeting, praised the German-hosted 2001 conference that launched a post- Taleban government for Afghanistan, calling it a lasting example of conflict resolution.

Fischer's Greens party was among the losers in Germany's September election, and he is not expected to serve in a new conservative-led government currently being negotiated in Berlin.

DPA

Subject: German news

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