Secretary-General welcomes 17 June agreement on implementation of Burundi ceasefire

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SG/SM/11049, AFR/1552

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General welcomes the agreement in Dar es Salaam on 17 June between the President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, and leader of the Palipehutu-FNL Agathon Rwasa concerning the implementation of the Comprehensive Ceasefire Agreement. He hopes that both parties will maintain the momentum created in Dar es Salaam to allow for the earliest recovery and consolidation of peace.

The Secretary-General wishes to express his deep thanks to Tanzania, South Africa and the African Union for their valuable contributions to the peace process, and assures the people of Burundi that the United Nations will continue to support their efforts to bring lasting peace to Burundi.

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