Bruxelles, 19/12/2015
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STATEMENT

Statement of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini and EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, on the African Union Peace and Security Council decision on Burundi

With the conclusions of the 565th meeting of African Union Peace and Security Council authorising the deployment of an African Prevention and Protection Mission in Burundi, the African Union shows strong leadership in the efforts to stop the violence in Burundi, to protect civilians and to pave the way for a political solution.

The government and all other actors in Burundi must work now with the African Union to achieve this goal.

The EU will continue to coordinate its efforts and support with the African Union, the United Nations and the region.