Secretary-General Welcomes Start of Church-Led National Dialogue in Nicaragua

SG/SM/19040
18 May 2018

Secretary-General Welcomes Start of Church-Led National Dialogue in Nicaragua

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General welcomes the start of a national dialogue led by the Catholic Church in Nicaragua.  He also salutes the arrival of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in the country in support of the search for truth and justice.  At the same time, the Secretary-General remains concerned about recent violence and calls on all Nicaraguans to abide by the rule of law, respect for human rights and the peaceful resolution of differences.

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