03/04/2003
Press Release
SC/7716
AFR/596



PRESS STATEMENT ON BURUNDI BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT


Following is the press statement on Burundi, delivered today by Security Council President Adolfo Aguilar Zinser (Mexico):


The members of the Security Council welcome the announcement by President Buyoya that, in accordance with the transitional Constitution, he will yield the presidency on 1 May to Vice-President Domitien Ndayizeye for the second phase of the transition.  They pay tribute to President Buyoya’s efforts to move the peace process forward.


The members of the Security Council call on the political parties and the Burundian people to continue to settle the issues linked to the restoration of peace in Burundi through dialogue and consultation.


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