“We discussed Burundi’s political situation and we expressed our concern about delays in launching inclusive dialogue,” said Spirlet.

Burundi“I expressed the need for the country to make some quick decisions and quick commitments to make the situation more peaceful and more open,” said Spirlet.

Spirlet added that meeting also focused on cooperation and the development partnership with Burundi.

He said both authorities discussed the east African country’s economic situation that closely depends on the political situation, emphasizing that the political situation is the first step to facilitate the socio-economic situation.

Since April 2015, with the outbreak of protests against the third term bid of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza and his controversial re-election in July 2015, violence has left over 400 dead in the east African nation, according to civil society groups.

The Burundian government failed to attend political talks with the opposition on Jan. 6 in Arusha, Tanzania, arguing that the date did not meet an agreement at the re-launch of the inter-Burundian dialogue at Entebbe, Uganda on Dec. 28, 2015. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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