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07 May, 2001
Foreign Minister George Papandreou will deliver the "Olympic Truce" statue to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan on Tuesday during a ceremony at the UN's headquarters in the framework of the International Olympic Truce Center's (IOTC) board meeting.
The statue, the work of Spanish artist Rosa Serra, is an offer by former UN Olympic Committee member Irwin Belk who attended the General Assembly's works on the Olympic Truce in 1999 as a member of the US delegation.
Since only UN member-states are able to offer gifts to the international organization, the IOTC's secretary Kidane called on the Greek foreign minister and IOTC vice president to deliver the statue to Annan on its behalf.
Source: Athens News Agency