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Assistant Secretary-General for political affairs
to assess situation in madagascar
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General remains concerned about the tense political situation in Madagascar. At the invitation of the Government of Madagascar, he is dispatching Haile Menkerios, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, to assess the situation in the country and explore what the United Nations could do to help avert further violence and contribute towards peace and stability in Madagascar. Mr. Menkerios will visit Madagascar from 7 to 10 February and will hold meetings with Government officials and others concerned.
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