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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Egypt

New York, 14 January 2014

The Secretary-General is following closely the referendum process in Egypt. He stresses the importance of respect for freedom of assembly and expression, as well as commitment to non-violence. The Secretary-General encourages all Egyptians to  ensure that the next phase of the transition is conducted in an inclusive, peaceful, and transparent manner.

The Secretary-General calls on all Egyptians to express their differences without violence.  He continues to express the support of the United Nations for an Egyptian-led transition process that adheres to democratic principles and upholds the human rights of all Egyptians.

Statements on 14 January 2014