Concerned by Reported Military Takeover in Lesotho, Secretary-General Calls on All Parties to Work towards Peaceful, Lasting Resolution

31 August 2014
SG/SM/16111-AFR/2956

Concerned by Reported Military Takeover in Lesotho, Secretary-General Calls on All Parties to Work towards Peaceful, Lasting Resolution

31 August 2014
Secretary-General
SG/SM/16111 AFR/2956
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Concerned by Reported Military Takeover in Lesotho, Secretary-General

Calls on All Parties to Work towards Peaceful, Lasting Resolution

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

The Secretary-General is concerned about the reported military takeover in Lesotho.  He calls for respect for the constitutional order and democratic rule.  He urges all parties to refrain from violence and work together towards a peaceful and lasting resolution of their differences.

The Secretary-General welcomes earlier efforts by Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Commonwealth and other partners of Lesotho to support the restoration of trust among the members of the Coalition Government and urges all parties to continue to play an active role in the promotion of peace in Lesotho.  He reaffirms the continued support of the United Nations to these efforts.

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