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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in Burkina Faso

By United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson of the
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NEW YORK, October 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Secretary-General is following with great concern the deteriorating security situation in Burkina Faso. He calls on all parties to end the use of violence, exercise calm and restraint, and use dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues.

The Secretary-General is saddened over the loss of life resulting from recent events. He has requested his Special Representative for West Africa, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, to visit Burkina Faso tomorrow and welcomes that this mission will be undertaken jointly with the African Union and ECOWAS.