Burundi – Appointment of a special envoy of the UN secretary-general (5 May 2017)

France welcomes the appointment of Michel Kafando as special envoy of the UN secretary-general to promote peace and sustainable development in Burundi.

This work is inseparable from the efforts of the East African Community, to which the special envoy will lend his full support.

Michel Kafando served as interim president of Burkina Faso and made a decisive contribution to ensuring the success of the country’s democratic transition from 2014 to 2015. His experience and the skills that set him apart will contribute to a dialogue aimed at promoting peace and stability.