Press Releases

    SG/SM/9822
         19 April 2005

    Secretary-General Urges Dialogue to Resolve Ecuador’s Constitutional Crisis

    NEW YORK, 18 April (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued on Saturday, 16 April, by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General is following with concern the latest developments in Ecuador.  The present crisis may aggravate an already unstable situation.

    The Secretary-General calls on the Government and the opposition to find a constitutional solution to the crisis through dialogue.  He urges all Ecuadorians to maintain a peaceful and constructive attitude

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