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SECRETARY-GENERAL, CONCERNED BY ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE IN MOZAMBIQUE, CALLS FOR INCLUSIVE DIALOGUE TO RESOLVE DIFFERENCES

By United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General
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NEW YORK, October 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is concerned by the recent escalation of violence in Mozambique between Government forces and members of the Mozambican National Resistance.

The Secretary-General calls on all parties to refrain from any act that can threaten the peace and stability that has prevailed during the past 21 years, since the 1992 Rome General Peace Accords.

He urges them to fully engage in an inclusive dialogue to resolve differences within the established democratic order and to ensure that the country continues to achieve social inclusion and sustainable development for all.