During his meeting with Marc Ravalomanana, yesterday, the Deputy UN Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Haile Menkerios, has urged both parties to a dialogue. He also expressed his intention to help Madagascar to find a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis. Ravalomanana has accepted the role of the Secretary General of UN Ban Ki-moon as a facilitator in the crisis .

The UN envoy said that the  responsible for the deaths of 28 demonstrators killed Saturday in the Capital City by the presidential guards, was “both sides”, regime and opposition. He advised to bring the responsibles of this massacre to justice.

The UN Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Haile Menkerios, also met Andry Rajoelina.The former Mayor agreed the concept of dialogue. Andry Rajoelina said,  during a seperate meeting with Haile Menkerios, that he accepted to negotiate if and only if the meeting focused on a transitional government and early elections.