New York

7 June 2013

Readout of the Deputy Secretary-General's meeting with H.E. Mr. Gervais Rufyikiri, Second Vice-President Burundi

The Deputy-Secretary-General met today with the Second Vice President of the Republic of Burundi, H. E. Dr. Gervais Rufyikiri. They discussed the follow-up to the Burundi Partners’ Conference held in Geneva in October 2012, Burundi’s request to the United Nations for electoral support and the political and security situation in Burundi, including the adoption of the new press law. The Deputy-Secretary-General underscored the linkages between peace, development and human rights and stressed the need to preserve fundamental freedoms in Burundi.