New York

13 March 2020

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on the situation in Guyana

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General is concerned about reports of continued tensions in Guyana following the general elections held on 2 March.
The Secretary-General welcomes the High-Level Mission of Heads of Government from CARICOM countries, which visited Guyana from 11 to 12 March.  He encourages all stakeholders to continue their cooperation with CARICOM.
The Secretary-General urges all political leaders and their supporters to resolve any dispute over the results of the elections through constitutional and peaceful means.