The African Union pays tribute to Burundi for its contribution to the fight against terrorism and to the maintenance of peace and stability in the Great Lakes region

During an audience granted by the Head of State HE Evariste Ndayishimiye to a delegation of the African Union, this Tuesday at the Palace of Gitega, Amb. Bankole ADEOYE, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security highly praised Burundi’s contribution to the fight against terrorism in Somalia and to the restoration of peace in the Central African Republic.

“We recognize the recent challenges regarding the loss of life of some Burundian soldiers in Somalia, but we are very encouraged by the determination of HE Evariste Ndayishimiye to continue to support countries in need by making available the experience of Burundi. for reconciliation and peace,” said Commissioner Bankolé, presenting his sincere condolences following the recent terrorist attack which claimed the lives of Burundian soldiers.

The African Union delegation also paid strong tribute to the President of Burundi for having been the first Head of State among member countries to mobilize and sensitize young people to the ideals of peace.

She also expressed deep gratitude to Burundi Number One for his leadership and his efforts to contribute to the recovery of peace and stability in eastern DRC.

“We are counting on your wisdom to continue to guide us in order to establish lasting peace on our continent”, declared Ambassador Bankole ADEOYE before specifying that for its part the African Union will spare no effort to support Burundi.

Taking the floor, the Head of State, His Excellency Evariste Ndayishimiye reaffirmed Burundi’s commitment to support countries in difficulty, stressing that Burundi will always be part of the solutions and not of the conflicts. “

We need to promote solidarity between African countries in order to establish a joint strategy to combat terrorism”, he announced, calling on other African countries to follow in Burundi’s footsteps by each contributing to the counter-terrorism and peacekeeping.

Recounting the long fight that Burundi has waged to establish peace and stability and bring the process of national reconciliation to a successful conclusion, the President of the Republic welcomes the involvement now of all sections of the population, particularly young people. , in the fight against poverty and the promotion of the socio-economic development of the country.

He reiterated Burundi’s willingness to share its expertise not only in peacekeeping but also in matters of reconciliation.

Source: Ntare Rushatsi House

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