27 December 2011

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

Secretary-General Condemns Use of Force to Settle Differences in Guinea-Bissau

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

The Secretary-General condemns the use of force to settle differences in Guinea-Bissau.  The primacy of the lawful civilian authorities according to the Constitution must be respected.

The Secretary-General also encourages the authorities of Guinea-Bissau to respect due process in the investigation of the reported events.

The Secretary-General is following the situation in Guinea-Bissau and reaffirms the support of the United Nations to the peacebuilding process in the country.

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