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First of all, I am glad that yesterday the Interior Ministers managed to take a decision. It is only one part, and maybe not even the most relevant part of our strategy to deal with the refugee crisis, with the huge migration flows we are facing in the world, not only in Europe. But it is a very relevant and important part of our internal decision-making process, because it gives us the credibility internally to deal with our partners externally.


The reinstatement of President Kafando in his post on 23 September and the announced return to the transition process are crucial steps towards the normalisation of the situation in Burkina Faso.

The efforts of the Economic Community of West African States and the personal commitment of several African Heads of State (Niger, Ghana, Benin, Senegal) to support the Burkinabe actors in seeking solutions that will restore peace and stability have played a major role.


Le rétablissement du Président Kafando dans ses fonctions le 23 septembre et le retour annoncé au processus de transition constituent des étapes cruciales pour la normalisation de la situation au Burkina Faso. 
Les efforts de la Communauté Economique Des Etats de l´Afrique de l´Ouest, avec l´engagement personnel de plusieurs Chefs d´Etats Africains (Sénégal, Bénin Niger, Ghana) pour accompagner les acteurs burkinabés dans la recherche de solutions permettant de ramener la paix et la stabilité ont joué un rôle majeur. 



The European Union calls for every effort to be made to avoid armed confrontations.  It calls on members of the Presidential Security Regiment to lay down their arms unconditionally and to restore power to the legitimate civilian authorities immediately.

We recall the European Union's rejection of any seizure of power by force.

L'heure est venue pour la Libye de faire des choix courageux et responsables. Les négociations relatives au dialogue politique ont progressé de façon notable et un texte exposant une solution à long terme sans exclusive et représentative a été présenté à toutes les parties en vue de son adoption définitive. Il incombe à présent aux différentes parties de montrer qu'elles sont prêtes à reconstruire leur pays.



It is time for courageous and responsible choices for Libya. The negotiations on the political dialogue have made substantial progress and a text presenting an inclusive, representative and long-term oriented solution has been presented to all sides for their final agreement. Now it's up to the parties to show they are ready to rebuild their country.