Press Releases

    SG/SM/9140
    2 February 2004

    Secretary-General Welcomes Constructive Attitude of All Parties in Search for Constitutional Solution in Venezuela

    NEW YORK, 30 January (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General is following with special interest the latest developments in Venezuela and welcomes the constructive attitude of all parties in the search for a constitutional solution, as established in the agreement of 29 May 2003 signed by the Government and the opposition Coordinadora Democratica.

    In this context, the Secretary-General welcomes the decision of the National Electoral Council (CNE) to involve international observers in its ongoing work, an important element in ensuring a peaceful, electoral, and constitutional solution to the country’s political impasse.

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