NOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
United Nations, New York, 29 September 2009
On 29 September 2009 the President of the United Nations General Assembly, His Excellency Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, received His Excellency Mr. Alexandre Cécé Loua, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Head of the Delegation of the Republic of Guinea to the sixty-fourth session. President Treki and the Guinean Minister for Foreign Affairs discussed important issues on the agenda of the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly. Mr. Loula also briefed Dr. Treki on the situation in Guinea, following the disturbances that claimed many lives and casualties on 28 September during demonstrations in the capital, Conakry. Following the meeting, the President of the General Assembly issued the following statement:
- The President of the General Assembly is shocked by and deplores the loss of life and high number of casualties that took place. He sends his prayers and condolences to the families of the victims.
- The President of the General Assembly calls on all concerned for the restoration of calm and urges national authorities to ensure peace and stability and the rule of law.