Secretary-General urges respect for electoral outcome in Ethiopia

SG/SM/9924, AFR/1189

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General has spoken several times in the last few days to both Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and the Opposition leaders in Ethiopia. He has urged a peaceful resolution of the situation, and called for respect for the electoral outcome. He continues to monitor the situation closely.