Secretary-General reiterates call for orderly and peaceful transition in Egypt

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call for a transparent, orderly and peaceful transition in Egypt.

Demonstrators in Cairo Egypt

Demonstrators in Cairo Egypt

In a statement, the Secretary-General said that he has been closely monitoring the situation in Egypt.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

The Secretary-General’s statement came after the much anticipated speech by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Thursday in which he said he will not step down.

The UN Secretary-General reiterated his call for a transparent, orderly and peaceful transition that in his words meets the “legitimate aspirations” of the Egyptian people.

He emphasized again that it is for the people of Egypt to determine their future.

Mr. Ban repeated his call on the Egyptian leadership to continue to ensure freedom of speech and assembly and urged all parties to exercise calm and to refrain from violence.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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