Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Guinea-Bissau
1 April 2010 - The Secretary-General is following with concern the military incidents in Guinea-Bissau involving the detention and subsequent release of the Prime Minister. He calls on the military and political leadership of Guinea-Bissau to resolve differences by peaceful means and to maintain constitutional order and ensure respect for the rule of law. He further underlines the need to avoid any risks to the gains made by Guinea-Bissau in its on-going peace consolidation efforts.
The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Guinea Bissau, Mr. Joseph Mutaboba, is working closely with other international partners including the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union to continue to support national efforts to promote sustainable stability in the country.