SECRETARY-GENERAL SUPPORTS CALL FOR COMMITMENT BY ALL HAITIANS TO RESOLVE CURRENT POLITICAL CRISIS
NEW YORK, 12 June (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General has followed with deep interest the political situation in Haiti, since the closure of the International Civilian Support Mission in Haiti and the submission of his final report. He was encouraged by the joint OAS-CARICOM mission to Haiti, which recently reported its findings to the 31st General Assembly of the OAS in San Jose (Costa Rica).
He notes that based on that mission's report, and in consideration of President Aristide's recent initiatives, the OAS has adopted a resolution calling upon all Haitians to commit themselves to resolve the current political crisis.
The Secretary-General fully supports this call and all other efforts by the Organization of American States and the Caribbean Community, which aim to strengthen democracy and respect for human rights in Haiti.
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