‘Closely following’ events in Brazil, Ban calls for calm and dialogue among all sectors of society

12 May 2016

According to a United Nations spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been following closely recent events in Brazil, after the country’s Senate voted overnight to suspend President Dilma Rousseff.

“The Secretary-General calls for calm and dialogue among all sectors of society. He trusts that the country’s authorities will honour Brazil’s democratic processes, adhering to the rule of law and the Constitution,” Stéphane Dujarric told reporters at the top of the regular daily briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.

He added that Mr. Ban is grateful for the important contributions of Brazil to the work of the United Nations.

 

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