Secretary-General Calls for Restraint in Papua New Guinea Leadership Dispute

14 December 2011
SG/SM/14020

Secretary-General Calls for Restraint in Papua New Guinea Leadership Dispute

14 December 2011
Secretary-General
SG/SM/14020
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Calls for Restraint in Papua New Guinea Leadership Dispute

 

The following statement was issued on 13 December by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is concerned about the current tensions in Papua New Guinea in connection with the disputed prime ministership.  He calls on all sides to exercise maximum restraint and to avoid an escalation of the situation.  The Secretary-General hopes that the crisis will be resolved soon in a peaceful manner in accordance with the Constitution.

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