2 June 2003
SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES AGREEMENT BETWEEN GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA, OPPOSITION
NEW YORK, 30 May (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General welcomes the agreement signed yesterday (29 May) between the Government of Venezuela and the opposition Coordinadora Democrática. He urges all Venezuelans to take advantage of the opportunity that this agreement provides to advance in the search for a peaceful, constitutional and electoral solution to the problems of their country.
He would also like to commend the international facilitators, in particular César Gaviria, Secretary-General of the Organization of American States, for his untiring efforts in helping to conclude this agreement.
The Secretary-General emphasizes that the United Nations will continue to be engaged in supporting Venezuelans as they seek peaceful solutions to resolving their differences.
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