Posted by: africanpressorganization | 21 July 2015

Didier Reynders regrets the organisation of presidential elections in Burundi today 21 July


 

Didier Reynders regrets the organisation of presidential elections in Burundi today 21 July

 

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 21, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders deeply regrets the organisation of presidential elections in Burundi, today 21 July. These elections do not meet the minimal requirements of inclusiveness and transparency. They are not credible and will not contribute to a solution for the crisis in the country.

 

The Minister hopes that the dialogue, started with the mediation of Uganda, will restore consensus between all parties and ensure the respect for fundamental principles as the rule of law, democracy and human rights. Didier Reynders regrets that the elections were organised before this dialogue could really start.

 

Belgium calls on Burundi to revive the spirit of consensus and inclusiveness of the Arusha agreement, that is still the cornerstone for constitutional order and stability in Burundi. As announced earlier, Belgium will have to review its cooperation with Burundi. Our country will work, together with its partners, on a solution within the spirit of Arusha and to contain the violence.

 

SOURCE 

Belgium – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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