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Strengthening Egypt’s Democratic Institutions Essential to Nation’s Long-Term
Security, Secretary-General Says after Release of Election Results
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General takes note of the official release of the results by the Presidential Elections Commission of the 26 to 28 May election. He trusts that the President-elect will do everything possible to support the Egyptian people’s aspirations for a stable, democratic, and prosperous Egypt.
The Secretary-General notes that democracy is inextricably linked with the three pillars of the United Nations — peace and security, development and human rights — and urges Egyptian authorities to strengthen democratic institutions and practices. He believes doing so is essential for fostering long-term security and stability, by allowing for peaceful political dialogue and contestation, as well as creating a conducive environment for good governance, development and promoting and protecting human rights.
The Secretary-General reaffirms the commitment of the United Nations to remain fully engaged in supporting Egypt.
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