New York

06 August 2015

Readout of the Secretary-General’s telephone call with H.E. Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi

The Secretary-General spoke yesterday by telephone with H.E. Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi.

He reiterated his strong condemnation of the recent killing of General Adolphe Nshimirimana and the attempted assassination of Mr. Pierre Clavier Mbonimpa. He expressed his deep concern over the impact of these events on security in Burundi.

The Secretary-General urged President Nkurunziza to resume the political dialogue, which has been suspended since 19 July. He encouraged the Burundian authorities to work closely with the Ugandan-led facilitation on behalf of the East African Community.

The Secretary-General offered the full support of the United Nations to help find a peaceful solution to the grave problems facing Burundi.