January 6, 2020 / 11:05 PM / 14 days ago

U.N. chief Guterres concerned by events in Venezuela: spokesman

FILE PHOTO: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland December 17, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned by events in Venezuela surrounding the election of the National Assembly’s president, a U.N. spokesman said in a statement on Monday.

“The Secretary-General calls on all actors to take immediate steps to lower tensions and to work towards a peaceful and sustainable solution to the political crisis,” the spokesman said in a statement.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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