27 February 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11438
AFR/1662

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SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES PARTIES TO KENYA’S NATIONAL DIALOGUE


TO REACH SOLUTION TO CRISIS WITHOUT DELAY

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General strongly urges the parties to the National Dialogue and Reconciliation to take the necessary steps without delay to reach a solution to the ongoing crisis.  It is critical that the two sides maintain the positive momentum.  It is also critical that the two leaders exercise their responsibility to the people of Kenya who continue to suffer amid this volatile situation.


The Secretary-General is grateful for the continuing and tireless facilitation efforts of the Panel led by the former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, which have his full support.


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