23 April 2012

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

Secretary-General Condemns Aerial Bombardment on South Sudan


by Sudanese Armed Forces


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

The Secretary-General condemns the aerial bombardment on South Sudan by Sudanese Armed Forces and calls on the Government of Sudan to cease all hostilities immediately.

The Secretary-General reiterates that there can be no military solution to the disputes between Sudan and South Sudan He calls on President Bashir and President Kiir to stop the slide towards further confrontation and urges both sides to return to dialogue as a matter of urgency.

* *** *

For information media • not an official record