Secretary-General Concerned by Continued Political Tensions in Maldives, Says Political Crisis Following Change of Power Must Be Solved Peacefully

1 March 2012
SG/SM/14136

Secretary-General Concerned by Continued Political Tensions in Maldives, Says Political Crisis Following Change of Power Must Be Solved Peacefully

1 March 2012
Press Release
SG/SM/14136
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Concerned by Continued Political Tensions in Maldives, Says


Political Crisis Following Change of Power Must Be Solved Peacefully

 


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


The Secretary-General expresses his concern about the continued political tensions in the Maldives, which were manifested today in actions that impeded the opening of the Maldives’ parliament.


He reiterates that the political crisis following the change of power on 7 February must be resolved peacefully through a national process and on the basis of dialogue and consensus.


The Secretary-General urges all parties concerned to resume immediately their political dialogue, both in and outside parliament, in order to find a mutually agreeable way forward on the basis of the Constitution and without jeopardizing the democratic gains achieved thus far in the Maldives.


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