ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS TO ASSESS SITUATION IN MADAGASCAR

5 February 2009
SG/SM/12087

ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS TO ASSESS SITUATION IN MADAGASCAR

5 February 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12087
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

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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