Posted by: africanpressorganization | 24 December 2008

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Guinea

 


 

 

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Guinea

 

 

CONAKRY, Guinea, December 24, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general

And the spokesperson for the general assembly president

 

 

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, on the death of President Lansana Conté of Guinea: 

 

The Secretary-General has learned of the death of the President of the Republic of Guinea, General Lansana Conté.  He wishes to extend his sincere condolences and respect to the family of the late President and to the Government and people of Guinea as a whole.  He acknowledges President Conté’s long-standing commitment to the maintenance of peace and unity in Guinea and to the promotion of stability and regional cooperation in the Mano River Basin.  He commends, in particular, Guinea’s generosity in hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict in neighbouring countries.  At this time of transition, the Secretary-General stresses the need for a peaceful and democratic transfer of power in accordance with the Constitution.  He calls for calm and urges the armed forces and all stakeholders to respect the democratic process.

 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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