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Press release of the official visit of Dr. Klaus Kinkel, Foreign
Minister of Germany, to the Tribunal on 31 October 1996.
Today, 31 October 1996, Dr. Klaus Kinkel, Foreign Minister of Germany, visited the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He met and had discussions with the President of the Tribunal, Judge Antonio Cassese, the Prosecutor, Justice Louise Arbour, and the Registrar, Mrs Dorothee de Sampayo.
Dr. Kinkel is the first Foreign Minister to pay an official visit to the Tribunal.
In a Press Conference Dr. Kinkel gave at the end of his visit, he reiterated the unfailing and unflagging support of Germany for the Tribunal. He laid emphasis on the absolute need for States of the former Yugoslavia, in particular the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) and the Republic of Croatia, to fully cooperate with the Tribunal, in particular by arresting indictees. He singled out for mention the following indictees: Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic, Dario Kordic and Ivica Rajic, as well as the three military officers from Belgrade (Mrksic, Radiv and Sljivancanin) accused of exceptionally serious crimes committed at Vukovar in 1991. He emphasised that international arrest warrants are outstanding for all of the above-mentioned indictees, with the exception of Dario Kordic.
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