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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Congratulates Burkina Faso on 1 Year Civilian-led Transition Agreement

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has congratulated the people of Burkina Faso on the adoption of an agreement on the principle of a one-year civilian-led transition, which will result in the holding of democratic elections in November 2015.

Ban in a statement issued by his Spokesman, Stephane DuJarric, on Thursday said the secretary-general commends all Burkina Faso’s stakeholders for their sense of responsibility and for their willingness to engage in constructive dialogue.

He further encouraged all parties to continue to use dialogue to rapidly reach a agreement on an eminent civilian personality to lead the transition process.

The secretary-general also applauded the efforts of the joint mediation undertaken by the United Nations, the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Similarly, Ki-Moon commended the Presidents of Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal, as well as the support of international partners in ensuring a smooth and peaceful transition in Burkina Faso.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

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