France welcomes the reinstatement on September 23 of President Michel Kafando and the authorities of Burkina Faso. It calls for the resumption of the transition process and in particular for preparations for the upcoming elections.
It pays tribute to the Burkina Faso actors who contributed to the return of the legitimate authorities and expresses confidence in their ability to resolve the outstanding issues, with the support of the regional organizations.
We call on the international community to continue to assist and support the democratic transition in Burkina Faso.
France extends its condolences to the victims’ families and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.