UN Secretary-General made a statement on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff

The away president, Dilma Rousseff, makes his defense during the impeachment trial session in the Senate. Image: Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil

Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on the impeachment of President Rousseff in Brazil

"The Secretary-General has taken note of the decision by the Brazilian Senate to impeach President Dilma Rousseff and of the subsequent swearing in of acting President Michel Temer as President of Brazil.

The Secretary-General extends his best wishes to President Temer as he begins his tenure. He trusts that under President Temer's leadership, Brazil and the United Nations will continue their traditional close partnership.

The Secretary-General thanks President Rousseff for her commitment and support to the work of the United Nations throughout her tenure.

New York, 31 August 2016"

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