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Guinea: Security Council Press Statement

Published Thursday October 24 2013

The members of the Security Council heard a briefing on 23 October 2013 by Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, on the situation in the Republic of Guinea.

The members of the Security Council commended the Guinean people for their peaceful participation in the electoral process. They welcomed the efforts for election observation and technical support deployed by all Guinean and international actors. They took note of the publication of the provisional results of the legislative elections, held on 28 September 2013, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) on 18 October 2013 and their transmission to the Supreme Court of Guinea on 20 October 2013.

The members of the Security Council urged all political stakeholders to pursue the avenues of legal recourse for the resolution of any electoral disputes and continue to remain engaged in the Follow-up Committee established pursuant to the 3 July Agreement. They urged all parties to implement all the recommendations of the Follow-Up Committee without delay and to exercise restraint and calm as the Supreme Court certifies the results of the election.

The members of the Security Council expressed their strong support for the continued facilitation efforts led by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa, Mr. Said Djinnit.

The members of the Security Council looked forward to the establishment of the new, democratic, and representative National Assembly and the consolidation of democracy, peace and inclusive sustainable socio-economic development. They encouraged UN entities and international actors, including the Peacebuilding Commission, to continue to support Guinea’s efforts in this regard.