2 July 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11673

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL DEPLORES RESORT TO VIOLENCE IN MONGOLIA

 


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


The Secretary-General expresses deep concern at the violence resulting from the recent demonstrations in Mongolia and regrets the consequent loss of life.  The Secretary-General deplores the resort to violence to protest the conduct of the parliamentary elections last weekend.  He urges all parties to exercise restraint and engage in dialogue, and appeals to all demonstrators to refrain from any further acts of violence. 


Mongolia has made a peaceful transition to democracy, and the Secretary-General encourages all parties to respect this achievement and find ways to settle the current crisis, fully respecting the rule of law.


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