SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES RESTRAINT FOLLOWING RISE IN TENSIONS INVOLVING COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, VENEZUELA

3 March 2008
SG/SM/11446

SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES RESTRAINT FOLLOWING RISE IN TENSIONS INVOLVING COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, VENEZUELA

3 March 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11446
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES RESTRAINT FOLLOWING RISE IN TENSIONS


INVOLVING COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, VENEZUELA


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


The Secretary-General is concerned about the increased tensions and heightened rhetoric emerging over the weekend involving Colombia and its neighbours, Ecuador and Venezuela.  He urges restraint and calls on all three countries to address their shared concerns in the spirit of dialogue and cooperation that has traditionally characterized their relations.


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