21 September 2011

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

Secretary-General Welcomes Signing of Road Map to End Madagascar Crisis,


Calls for Full Implementation to Pave Way for Peaceful Elections


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

The Secretary-General welcomes the signing by Madagascar’s political parties on 17 September 2011 of a road map to end the crisis in the country.  He calls for its full implementation in order to pave the way for peaceful and credible elections.

Consistent with the dispositions of the road map, he urges the Malagasy parties to promptly agree on the composition of the transitional government.  He invites Madagascar’s partners to provide the necessary assistance.

The Secretary-General commends the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for its mediation efforts.  He reiterates the United Nations’ commitment to assist the Malagasy people in the consolidation of peace in the country.

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