Posted by: APO | 29 January 2008

Kenya / Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the CFSP, and Louis MICHEL, Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, deplore the deteriorating situation in Kenya

COUNCIL OF

THE EUROPEAN UNION

Brussels, 29 January 2008

S035/08

 

Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the CFSP, and Louis MICHEL, Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, deplore the deteriorating situation in Kenya

 

Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy

(CFSP), and Louis MICHEL, Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid,

issued the following joint statement today expressing their very grave concern at the

rapidly degenerating situation in Kenya:

We were shocked to learn of the murder in Nairobi this morning of a member of the

Kenyan parliament and we condemn the massive human rights abuses and systematic

violence being perpetrated in Kenya.

We urge all parties and their followers as well as all Kenyan people to refrain from

violence and to show the utmost restraint in order to avoid disaster, at this crucial point

where Kenya’s future hangs in the balance. We fully support the on-going mediation efforts

of Kofi Annan and we call upon all leaders to live up to their responsibilities by engaging

fully and unconditionally in the search for a political solution through dialogue. We very

much welcome therefore the commitment to dialogue taken by both sides today.

The stability of Kenya is crucial for the people of Kenya and for the region as a whole.”

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