25/07/2001
Press Release
SC/7107



PRESS STATEMENT ON BURUNDI BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT


Following is the text of today’s press statement on Burundi by the President of the Security Council, Wang Yingfan (China):


Members of the Security Council were briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Kieran Prendergast.


Members of the Council welcomed the announcement of the agreement on the transitional leadership in Burundi and supported the efforts by the Facilitator, Nelson Mandela, and the leaders of the Great Lakes region.


Members of the Council hoped all parties in Burundi will support this agreement and set up the transitional Government as scheduled.


Members of the Council again strongly urged the armed groups to cease hostilities immediately and join the peace process already under way.


Members of the Council requested the international community to continue to provide assistance to the transitional Government once it is set up.


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