Posted by: africanpressorganization | 2 August 2010

Norwegian Minister Congratulations on a peaceful and well organised Referendum in Zanzibar

 

 


 

 

Norwegian Minister Congratulations on a peaceful and well organised Referendum in Zanzibar

 

 

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, August 2, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Norwegian Minister Congratulations on a peaceful and well organised Referendum in Zanzibar

 

– I congratulate the people of Zanzibar and their political leaders with a peaceful conduct of the referendum. The people have spoken, and we support their decision to unite in building a new Zanzibar, says Mr Erik Solheim, Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development.

 

– I would like to commend all parties responsible for organising the referendum on 31st July. The people of Zanzibar have spoken and their voice is clear. They stand ready to overcome the difficulties of the past and to forge unity for Zanzibar’s future. We are confident that their choice will pave the way for development and prosperity in Zanzibar, says Minister Solheim.

 

The Minister congratulates His Excellency President Kikwete, His Excellency President Karume and Secretary General of CUF Seif Sharif Hamad for their strong commitment to finding a peaceful solution to the political impasse in Zanzibar. The Minister is confident that through the joint efforts of the three leaders all Zanzibaris will be able to enjoy the fruits of a government of national unity (GNU).

 

– With confidence I now look forward to free, fair and peaceful elections in October, elections that will reflect the will of the Zanzibari people, Minister Solheim says.

 

SOURCE 

Norway – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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