U.S. urges Honduran Congress to promptly implement agreement

10:47, November 03, 2009      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The United States urged the Honduran Congress on Monday to promptly implement a political agreement signed between the de facto government and ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

The Congress was studying the agreement, reached Thursday night, to decide whether Zelaya would be restored to power. It would announce its decision after hearing the opinion of the country's Supreme Court of Justice.

"It is important that the entire world fulfils the agreement with good faith and precision," said U.S. ambassador to Honduras, Hugo Llorens, as quoted by local press.

Llorens said the Nov. 29 elections were essential to solving the long-pending crisis in the country following a June 28 coup that deposed Zelaya.

On the same day, Zelaya demanded the Honduran Congress take swift action on this issue in a bid to "recover the broken democracy" in the country, which he described as most precious for the national interest.

"We should not go backwards but to exit the crisis by revoking the coup and bringing Honduras back to democracy," Zelaya said in a statement, adding that Honduras could achieve social peace following the implementation of the agreement.

The agreement includes the creation of a national reconciliation government, the rejection of political amnesty, there cognition of the elections to be held on Nov. 29, and the transfer of the Armed Forces mandate to the Supreme Electoral tribunal.

Honduras has been diplomatically isolated since the coup. Tensions flared when Zelaya snuck back into Honduras under cover last month and took refuge in the Brazilian embassy in the capital Tegucigalpa.

Source: Xinhua
  • Do you have anything to say?
Special Coverage
  • 60th anniversary of founding of PRC
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
Most Popular
Hot Forum Dicussion