ANNAN WELCOMES AGREEMENT BETWEEN VENEZUELA GOVERNMENT, OPPOSITION
New York, 30 May 2003 - Statement attributable to the Spokesman for
the Secretary-General on Venezuela
The Secretary-General welcomes the agreement signed yesterday (29 May) between the Government of Venezuela and the opposition Coordinadora Democrática. He urges all Venezuelans to take advantage of the opportunity that this agreement provides to advance in the search for a peaceful, constitutional and electoral solution to the problems of their country.
He would also like to commend the international facilitators, in particular Mr. César Gaviria, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, for his untiring efforts in helping to conclude this agreement.
The Secretary-General emphasizes that the United Nations will continue to be engaged in supporting Venezuelans as they seek peaceful solutions to resolving their differences.