On the Passing of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza

U.S Department of State
Press Statement
Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson
June 10, 2020

The United States extends its condolences to those mourning the loss of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza.  We remain a committed partner and friend to the Burundian people.  Following a peaceful transition to President-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye, we look forward to working with him and the new government.  We reaffirm our support for Burundi’s aspirations for a more democratic, prosperous, peaceful future.