Kigali, Rwanda

6 April 2014

Readout of Secretary-General’s meeting with Prosper Bazombanza, First Vice-President of Burundi

The Secretary-General met His Excellency Mr. Prosper Bazombanza, First Vice-President of the Republic of Burundi in Kigali, Rwanda on 6 April, in the margins of the 20th Commemoration of the Genocide in Rwanda. The Secretary-General and the First Vice-President discussed the internal situation in Burundi. The Secretary-General expressed strong concerns about reports concerning activities of Burundian youth groups and urged the relevant national authorities to investigate these reports. The Secretary-General also encouraged political dialogue ahead of the 2015 elections. The Secretary-General reiterated the support of the United Nations to Burundi.