DEEPLY CONCERNED AT RESUMED FIGHTING IN CHAD, SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS MILITARY MEANS TO SEIZE POWER, DEPLORES ANY ACTION TO WORSEN GRAVE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION

1 February 2008
SG/SM/11398-AFR/1652

DEEPLY CONCERNED AT RESUMED FIGHTING IN CHAD, SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS MILITARY MEANS TO SEIZE POWER, DEPLORES ANY ACTION TO WORSEN GRAVE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION

1 February 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11398 AFR/1652
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

DEEPLY CONCERNED AT RESUMED FIGHTING IN CHAD, SECRETARY-GENERAL CONDEMNS MILITARY

MEANS TO SEIZE POWER, DEPLORES ANY ACTION TO WORSEN GRAVE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION

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

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned at the resumption of fighting in Chad.  He reiterates the United Nations condemnation of the use of military means to seize power.  He also deplores any action that could worsen the already grave humanitarian situation especially in eastern Chad, where the international community is actively engaged in activities to provide relief and secure the voluntary, safe and sustainable return of refugees and displaced persons in eastern Chad and north-eastern Central African Republic.

The Secretary-General calls on all parties to abide by their commitments under the different peace accords signed by them and to urgently resort to dialogue to reach a peaceful and negotiated settlement of this latest crisis.

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