Through its press release issued dated 07/12/2020, the State of Burundi welcomed the noble, worthy and salutary decision taken by the United Nations Security Council in removing Burundi from its political agenda, following the vow expressed by the President of the Republic of Burundi, H.E. Evariste NDAYISHIMIYE, which he reiterated in his speech at the 75th United Nations General Assembly. With this historic measure, the United Nations has recognized that very significant progress has been made in various areas in Burundi.
In the same way, the State of Burundi welcomed the decision of the United Nations Security Council, which is a strong and decisive signal of the renormalization of diplomatic relations between Burundi and the United Nations.
In addition, the Government of Burundi would wish to inform the international community, its interlocutors and partners that improving the human rights situation and stabilizing security throughout the country is a reality and that the population is going on a daily basis, and in peace, to development work. This is an irrefutable testament to this, the massive return of Burundian refugees, as well as the organization, on burundian funds, of peaceful, credible, transparent and democratic elections in 2020, which have resulted in the establishment of the responsible and laborious institutions that currently run the country.
Burundi was also pleased that everyone sees it that way, including the United Nations, as evidenced by the agreement between Burundi and the United Nations on the future of Burundi of the United Nations in Burundi. Indeed, the communiqué notes that Burundi is on the way to peace and development. This is therefore the culmination of the combined efforts of the Burundian people, and of the significant support of the various countries and partners, who have once again shown the solidarity of the peoples, in relationships of peer-to-peer collaboration and win-win partnership.
The State of Burundi took the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to continue the process of peace-building, a state of law that is safe and reassuring for everyone because it is its responsibility. In addition, the State of Burundi is committed to further strengthening bilateral and multilateral cooperation in a dynamic of mutual respect between states and partners and through mutually beneficial and beneficial partners.
In the context of strengthening national sovereignty, the State of Burundi reiterated its view that cooperation relations should focus particularly on the implementation of the National Development Plan (PND 2018-2027), which is also based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union’s 2063 Agenda.
In this context, and in agreement with various development partners, practical modalities can be re-analyzed through roundtable discussions to see how this partnership can be achieved in the context of economic development.
The State of Burundi has not failed to reiterate its heartfelt and sincere thanks to the United Nations in general, and to friendly countries in particular, for their unwavering support for this measure.
Finally, the State of Burundi invited the people of Burundi to welcome and support this salutary measure with joy and serenity and encouraged them to remain calm and responsible as they have always shown, especially during difficult times, and asked them to always go about their daily development activities.