The Secretary-General is closely following developments in Zimbabwe and calls for continued calm. He underlines the importance of resolving political differences through peaceful means, including through dialogue and in conformity with the country’s Constitution.
The Secretary-General welcomes the efforts initiated by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to facilitate a peaceful solution to the situation. He remains in contact with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and regional leaders in support of such efforts.
The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations’ commitment to continuing to support Zimbabwe’s national efforts to consolidate democratic governance.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General