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UN Chief Calls for Calm in Zimbabwe

UN Chief Calls for Calm in Zimbabwe, Underlines Need to Resolve Political Differences Peacefully


16 November 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is closely following developments in Zimbabwe, and has called for continued calm in the southern African country, the UN Spokesman said Thursday.

“He underlines the importance of resolving political differences through peaceful means, including through dialogue and in conformity with the country's Constitution,” said Stéphane Dujarric.

According to media reports, Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe, who has led the country since 1980, under house arrest.

The UN Spokesman said that Mr. Guterres welcomed the efforts initiated by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) “to facilitate a peaceful solution to the situation,” and “remains in contact with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and regional leaders in support of such efforts.”

“The Secretary-General reiterates the United Nations' commitment to continuing to support Zimbabwe's national efforts to consolidate democratic governance,” the Spokesman concluded.

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