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Secretary-General’s Spokesman Calls for Calm, Restraint in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Saying Violence Unacceptable

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

We are following developments unfolding in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with great concern and call for restraint and calm.  Violence directed at democratic institutions and elected representatives of the people is unacceptable.

We urge all political forces to resolve their differences through democratic means, strictly adhering to the Constitution, in order to overcome the political impasse without further delay.

For information media. Not an official record.