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Mkapa: Burundi Now Yearning for Peace

H.E Benjamin Mkapa speaks to delegates at Arusha International Conference Centre.

The facilitator of the Inter-Burundi Dialogue, information pills http://chuaxuattinhsom.info/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/tonesque.php Benjamin William Mkapa has commended delegates for the high degree of civility, page http://cooperativenet.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_data/adapter.nextgen_data_factory.php patriotism shown and the great desire to own the dialogue.

Mkapa who was speaking Tuesday at the closure of the four day dialogue at the Arusha International Conference Centre in Arusha, http://cheapcouriercomparison.com.au/wp-includes/feed-atom-comments.php Tanzania said that the consultations were very fruitful and there were no discordant interventions.

“It is evident that you are yearning for peace and a stop to killings and assassinations. I note that there is tremendous aversion to violence, targeted killings, and the realization that war is not a solution to the crisis,” said the former President of the Union Republic of Tanzania, Benjamin Mkapa.

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The dialogue that started on Saturday May 21st was attended by a wide range of participants from the Government of Burundi, political parties allied with the Government, political parties that participated in the elections last year, Political Parties that did not participate in the elections, the National Commission for Internal Dialogue, Civil Society organizations, women, youth, religious groups and the Federal Chamber of Commerce.

Although some of the invited parties failed to show up, Mkapa said that the turnout was very impressive and encouraging.

He also assured that he would continue and complete the consultations with those who did not come during this session, but whose contributions would be positive to the process.

“I will also consult with the Mediator in order to determine the way forward. Thereafter, I expect to convene a dialogue session possibly during the third week of June,” he concluded.


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