Concerned over Heightened Tensions on Anjouan Island, Secretary-General Urges Calm, ‘Utmost Restraint’ for Peace, Stability in Comoros

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16 October 2018

Concerned over Heightened Tensions on Anjouan Island, Secretary-General Urges Calm, ‘Utmost Restraint’ for Peace, Stability in Comoros

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

The Secretary-General expresses his concern over reports of heightened tensions on the island of Anjouan and calls on all concerned to exercise calm and utmost restraint in the interest of peace and stability in the Comoros.

The Secretary-General exhorts all Comorian political actors to return to the inter-Comorian dialogue which began under the facilitation of the African Union High Representative, Ramtane Lamamra, and urges the Government, political parties and civil society organizations to implement the confidence-building measures agreed to, in support of an inclusive dialogue process.

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