Posted by: africanpressorganization | 18 March 2009

Statement of UN Secretary-General Madagascar



Statement of UN Secretary-General Madagascar


ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, March 18, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general


The Secretary-General is gravely concerned about the evolving developments in Madagascar.  He takes note of the resignation of President Ravalomanana.


He urges all parties concerned to act responsibly to ensure stability and a smooth transition through democratic means.  This peaceful path can only be the result of transitional arrangements arrived at by consensus and enjoying wide support.  The Secretary-General calls on all concerned, particularly the police and the army, to ensure the security of the population and work together towards a non-violent resolution of the crisis.


The United Nations, along with all other partners, remains engaged through its Senior Political Adviser to help achieve a peaceful, consensual solution in Madagascar.


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


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