Secretary-General ‘deeply concerned’ at students’ deaths during demonstrations in Guinea

13 June 2006

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced deep concern at the killing of some 10 students during demonstrations in Guinea and called on the authorities to exercise restraint.

In a statement issued by his spokesman he also appealed to the various segments of Guinean society to continue to engage in constructive dialogue to address the challenges confronting the West African country.

“He underlines the need for the non-violent resolution of disputes,” the statement added.

 

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