13 June 2005

Secretary-General Urges Respect for Electoral Outcome in Ethiopia

NEW YORK, 10 June (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General has spoken several times in the last few days to both Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and the Opposition leaders in Ethiopia.  He has urged a peaceful resolution of the situation, and called for respect for the electoral outcome.  He continues to monitor the situation closely.


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