New York

17 November 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in Burkina Faso

The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Burkina Faso on the signing of the Charter of the Transition and on the appointment of a Transitional President. He looks forward to the early appointment of the Transitional Prime Minister, as well as other members of the transitional organs.
The Secretary-General commends all Burkinabe stakeholders for their continuing commitment to peacefully engage in dialogue to address all outstanding issues. The United Nations, in cooperation with the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other international partners, will continue to support Burkina Faso in order to complete arrangements for the transition and to accompany its efforts during the transitional period leading to the holding of elections in November 2015.