Ban welcomes Lesotho elections, reaffirms commitment to peace in the Kingdom

10 December 2014

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has noted the recent announcement of national elections in Lesotho to be held on 28 February next year.

“The Secretary-General welcomes the progress achieved so far in the efforts to uphold democratic principles and secure the restoration of political stability and security in the Kingdom,” he said in a statement issued yesterday evening by his spokesman.

“He encourages all Basotho leaders to comply with the Maseru Facilitation Declaration and work together in a spirit of compromise to ensure an environment conducive to peaceful and credible elections.”

Commending the leadership shown by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in facilitating an agreed way forward and a return to political normalcy, he reaffirmed the continued commitment of the United Nations to support the efforts of the Government and the people of Lesotho to consolidate peace in the Kingdom.

 

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