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SECRETARY-GENERAL GRAVELY CONCERNED ABOUT UNFOLDING SITUATION IN MADAGASCAR
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General is gravely concerned about the evolving developments in Madagascar. He takes note of the resignation of President [Marc] 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.
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