Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the leadership and people of Mauritania to consolidate their country’s democratization and reconciliation by pursuing dialogue in the wake of the recently concluded presidential elections.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signing of a decree setting up a transitional government in Mauritania, which he hopes will pave the way for the holding of free and fair presidential elections next month.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed yesterday’s signing of an agreement between parties in Mauritania, which was rocked by a coup d’état last summer, calling it a “solid basis” for the West African nation’s return to constitutional order and the consolidation of democracy.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on parties in Mauritania to forge a consensus on how to return the country, which was rocked by a coup d’état last August, to constitutional order, including setting a date for presidential elections.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the reported release from house arrest of the President of Mauritania, Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, who was overthrown by the country’s military in August, and called for the restoration of constitutional order as soon as possible.
The Security Council today condemned the recent overthrow of the Mauritanian Government by the country’s military and demanded the immediate release from detention of the national president and the restoration of democratic institutions.
The top United Nations envoy to West Africa has called for an immediate return to constitutional rule in Mauritania after wrapping up a three-day visit to the country, where military leaders last week overthrew the Government.
Over 100 Mauritanian refugees, part of a group of 24,000 who fled to neighbouring Senegal over two decades ago, are returning to their home country today under a voluntary repatriation programme launched by the United Nations refugee agency after steps were taken by the governments concerned to address their plight.