United Nations Secretary-General Guterres issued a statement on the evening of October 22, local time, condemning the election-related violence in Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa.
He called on all parties in Guinea to take immediate action to end the violence, urged the security forces to exercise maximum restraint “during this sensitive period”, and encouraged all parties to wait for the National Independent Electoral Commission to announce the official results and resolve any possible issues through existing legal mechanisms. Disagreement. Guterres reiterated that the United Nations will continue to provide support to Guinea, help quickly defuse tensions, promote dialogue and national unity.
In his statement, Guterres also expressed concern about the pre-election tensions in Côte d’Ivoire, condemned the recent violent incidents that led to multiple casualties in places such as Bonua and Dabou in the southeast, and expressed his gratitude to the families of the victims. Sincere condolences.