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SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES RESTRAINT FOLLOWING RISE IN TENSIONS
INVOLVING COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, VENEZUELA
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General is concerned about the increased tensions and heightened rhetoric emerging over the weekend involving Colombia and its neighbours, Ecuador and Venezuela. He urges restraint and calls on all three countries to address their shared concerns in the spirit of dialogue and cooperation that has traditionally characterized their relations.
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