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SG/SM/20813
7 July 2021

Secretary-General Condemns in Strongest Terms Assassination of Haitian President

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

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse of the Republic of Haiti.  The perpetrators of this crime must be brought to justice.  The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the people and Government of Haiti and the family of the late President.

The Secretary-General calls on all Haitians to preserve the constitutional order, remain united in the face of this abhorrent act and reject all violence.  The United Nations will continue to stand with the Government and the people of Haiti.

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