The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General welcomes the news of the meetings between President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama held in Maputo on 7 and 9 February. He takes note of the progress made in the talks and congratulates both leaders for their commitment to dialogue. He hopes the meetings would pave the way for the peaceful resolution of outstanding issues in respect of the constitutional framework and the work of the National Assembly. The Secretary-General reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to support Mozambique as it endeavours to promote development, strong democratic institutions, as well as sustainable peace and stability.