Ban Voices Deep Regret At Coup D'etat, Mauritania
Ban voices deep regret at coup d'état in Mauritania
6 August 2008 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his deep regret at today's overthrow by military leaders of the Mauritanian Government led by President Sidi Mohamed Ould Chiekh Abdallahi.
"The Secretary-General calls for respect for the rule of law and for the immediate restoration of constitutional order in the country," Mr. Ban's spokesperson said in a statement.
Mr. Ould Cheikh Abdallahi was elected President after multi-party democratic elections last year.