UN chief calls for calm as electoral process concluded in Mali

August 14, 2018 Off By Web Desk

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has congratulated the people and government of Mali for the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed during the second round of the presidential election held on August 12.

In a statement attributable to UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq, the Secretary General welcomed the measures that were put in place that allowed the vote to occur safely in most of the country, notwithstanding difficult weather and security challenges in some areas.

The UN chief appealed to all the parties to remain calm through the conclusion of the electoral process and to continue to address any grievances in accordance with the laws and constitution of Mali. He also called on all political leaders to continue to promote a peaceful atmosphere and avoid incendiary rhetoric.

The United Nations remains committed to supporting the people and government of Mali in their efforts to consolidate peace, according to the statement.

Source: International Islamic News Agency