Secretary-General Urges All Parties in Egypt to Remain Non-Violence, Uphold Law, Stressing Right to Demonstrate Peacefully

27 June 2013
SG/SM/15139-AFR/2656

Secretary-General Urges All Parties in Egypt to Remain Non-Violence, Uphold Law, Stressing Right to Demonstrate Peacefully

27 June 2013
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15139 AFR/2656
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Urges All Parties in Egypt to Remain Non-Violence,

 

Uphold Law, Stressing Right to Demonstrate Peacefully

 

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

The Secretary-General notes there are many strong and opposing opinions being expressed in Egypt.  He strongly encourages Egyptians to remain committed to the universal principles of peaceful dialogue and non-violence.  The Secretary-General stresses the right of people to demonstrate peacefully and calls on all parties to respect this right and to uphold the law.

The Secretary-General recognizes the need for the continued strengthening of democratic processes and an inclusive environment in which the Egyptian people can discuss and resolve their differences.  The international community has a duty to accompany this transition with sustained interest and meaningful contributions in the interest of all Egyptians.

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