Security Council welcomes 'positive development' in Burundi

The members of the United Nations Security Council today welcomed the positive steps recently underway to advance the peace process in Burundi and further encouraged the political actors and armed groups there to opt for dialogue and to eschew violence.

Security Council hails 'milestone' political handover in Burundi

Hailing the peaceful transfer of the Presidency in Burundi from the Tutsi minority to Hutu majority as a "major milestone" towards full implementation of the 2000 Arusha Agreement, the United Nations Security Council today urged all the parties to keep working together to successfully resolve other "pressing" transitional issues.