European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in Burundi

Bruxelles, 08/06/2018 - 17:56, UNIQUE ID: 180608_15
Statements by the Spokesperson

President Pierre Nkurunziza has said that he will not stand for election in 2020.

This announcement, in line with the principle of democratic change of government as set out in the Arusha Agreements and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, is likely to defuse the situation in Burundi.

Measures required to establish a peaceful and consensual solution in Burundi, particularly the opening of political and public space, are also essential to guarantee the credibility of the 2020 elections.

Holding an inclusive inter-Burundian dialogue under the auspices of the region remains the best means of achieving this objective.

 

 

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