Annan welcomes agreement between government and opposition in Venezuela

30 May 2003

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the agreement signed between the Government of Venezuela and the opposition Coordinadora Democrática, and pledged continued United Nations support in helping the country to find peaceful solutions to its problems.

A statement issued by a UN spokesperson said the Secretary-General “urges all Venezuelans to take advantage of the opportunity that [Thursday’s] agreement provides to advance in the search for a peaceful, constitutional and electoral solution to the problems of their country.”

The statement also commended the international facilitators, particularly César Gaviria, Secretary General of the Organization of American States.

“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,” the statement said.


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