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Secretary-General Urges All Parties in Egypt to Remain Non-Violence,
Uphold Law, Stressing Right to Demonstrate Peacefully
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General notes there are many strong and opposing opinions being expressed in Egypt. He strongly encourages Egyptians to remain committed to the universal principles of peaceful dialogue and non-violence. The Secretary-General stresses the right of people to demonstrate peacefully and calls on all parties to respect this right and to uphold the law.
The Secretary-General recognizes the need for the continued strengthening of democratic processes and an inclusive environment in which the Egyptian people can discuss and resolve their differences. The international community has a duty to accompany this transition with sustained interest and meaningful contributions in the interest of all Egyptians.
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