SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES CONSTRUCTIVE
ATTITUDE OF ALL PARTIES
IN SEARCH FOR CONSTITUTIONAL SOLUTION IN VENEZUELA
New York, 30 January 2004 - The following
statement was issued today by the Spokesman for
Secretary-General Kofi Annan:
The Secretary-General is following with special interest the latest developments in Venezuela and welcomes the constructive attitude of all parties in the search for a constitutional solution, as established in the agreement of 29 May 2003 signed by the Government and the opposition Coordinadora Democratica.
In this context, the Secretary-General welcomes the decision of the National Electoral Council (CNE) to involve international observers in its ongoing work, an important element in ensuring a peaceful, electoral, and constitutional solution to the country’s political impasse.